Did you know that the word ‘taboo’ comes from the Polynesian word ‘tabu’, which means generally unacceptable or prohibited? There are many things taboo in society; murder, incest and cannibalism certainly rank up there. Death is on the list for many, or at least discussing it is. A huge new survey into death, dying and bereavement could go some way towards tackling this taboo subject.
Tackling the taboo of death
This 1,091 word blog post explores the taboo of death, dying and bereavement, sharing findings from new research into attitudes towards the subject, including our unwillingness to discuss it, how often we think about death and how we can help people who are bereaved. Written on 19th August 2018.