Chapter 5: The moment of death
Religious and cultural traditions
In your culture and faith, certain religious and cultural traditions may be practiced at the moment of death and immediately after. These may be important to the person who has died, your family, the community, and yourself. Depending on the location, it may be possible to spend a significant amount of time with the person's body following the death. Let the health care team know ahead of time so these practices can be respected as much as possible.