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Letters After traumatic death

Benefits of viewing the body

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 25 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2757
  1. Sophie Tarassenko, co-chair and trustee1
  1. 1Disaster Action, London W1H 7DB
  1. s.tarassenko{at}

    The results of Chapple and Ziebland’s qualitative study on viewing the body after bereavement due to a traumatic death1 are hugely welcomed by Disaster Action—a charity founded in 1991 by survivors and bereaved people from UK and overseas disasters.

    We have personal experience of over 20 disasters, including rail, air, and maritime disasters and terrorist attacks. …

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