- Cultural membership shapes how we perceive and respond to death.
- Vocal and physical expressions of emotion play an important role in end-of-life rituals and ceremonies, which includes the work of professional mourners.
- There is much historical, cross-cultural, and religious variation in death-related rituals, including funerals.
National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). (n.d.). Religious funeral customs. https://nfda.org/religious-funeral-customs