Does This Mean You'll See Me Naked?: Field Notes from a by Robert Webster

By Robert Webster

Why might anyone are looking to hang around with useless bodies?

With curious anecdotes and incredible fact, funeral director Robert Webster finds that solution and extra, supplying readers pleasing and quirky tales gleaned from a existence lived round dying. Webster tackles these embarrassing questions all of us have approximately what particularly is going on bhind the scenes whilst you've left this international:
* unusual issues humans installed caskets
* the most important rip-offs within the business
* The loopy issues that take place to a physique after death
* Lime, waz, and alternative routes to conceal the truth
* crucial factor an undertaker does
* easy methods to keep away from the high-pressure funeral parlour
* What that's now not a coffin the physique is resting in

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75 It is not only music; it is the prescriptive nature of the music that makes it powerful and it is the presence of the musician that adds the depth of compassion, the genuine presence that with the music and the prescriptiveness creates the safe environment of reverence, peace and tranquility for people to do their own work of unbinding and leave-taking, to move, as Peter says, from music into silence, when his work is done. 76 The second study was published in the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine in 2006.

Shelemay, “Response: Thinking about Music and Pain” in Pain and Its Transformations (2007). 15. Coakley and Shelemay, Pain and Its Transformations (2007): 217 – 18. ” 16. Tyler, “The Music Therapy Profession in Modern Britain” in Music as Medicine (2000): 375–79. 30 Music at the End of Life 17. Edwards, “The Use of Music in Healthcare Contexts: A Select Review of Writings from the 1890’s to the 1940’s” (2008). 18. Munro and Mount, “Music Therapy in Palliative Care” (1978): 1029. 19. , 1033. 20.

Entitled “Music Thanatology: Prescriptive Harp Music as Palliative Care for the Dying Patient,” the study measured vital signs before and after a music vigil for 65 patients. The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of this modality on dying patients, specifically addressing agitation, wakefulness, respiration (rhythm, effort, depth, and rate), and pulse (rate, rhythm, and strength). The study found that patients’ wakefulness decreased during the music vigil, along with their agitation levels.

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