The Unsettling Triggers of Discomfort for a Funeral Director
2024/02/05

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A mortician's job is to prepare and handle deceased bodies, but even they have limits to their stomachs. There are certain situations that can make even the bravest mortician feel queasy. One such scenario is when dealing with a decomposed body. The strong odor and sight of a decaying corpse can trigger a queasy feeling in even the most experienced mortician. In such cases, special measures like using aromatic oils or wearing masks are taken to manage the discomfort. Another situation that can make a mortician feel queasy is when handling body parts individually, such as amputated limbs. The disconnection from the whole body and the physical appearance of these detached parts can be unsettling. A mortician may also feel queasy when confronted with a body that has suffered severe trauma, such as during a violent accident, as it can be distressing to see the extent of the damage. Additionally, the article mentions that sometimes the queasiness can be caused by the mortician's personal connection to the deceased. When the deceased is someone they knew personally or someone who died too young, emotions can run high, making it challenging for the mortician to stay composed. Understanding these triggers and finding ways to cope with the queasy feelings is an essential part of a mortician's work.

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