Should I view the body if it is badly damaged?

In some cases there will be little evidence of external injuries on the body. In other cases the body might be badly damaged. In those instances you may be worried about seeing their body. This is a normal concern.

The hospital or funeral parlour staff may be able to describe the injuries to you so that you can make a decision about whether or not to view your loved one.  For some the visit is a time to say goodbye and seeing the injuries can be easier than living with what you imagined they might have looked like. For others it may feel too distressing to view the body and they may prefer to remember their loved one as they were before the injuries.

Discussing your options with family, friends and hospital or funeral staff may help you to reach the decision that is right for you.

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