Despite our best efforts, it is not always possible for our patients to survive. In those unfortunate circumstances, we will have to complete a death certificate, and in some cases, a cremation form. The death certificate is fairly straightforward and has instructions on how to complete it, but often times confusion arises when it comes to completing a cremation form.
Firstly one thing must be understood: not every patient who dies warrants a cremation form. It is only after everything is said and done and you are informed that they/the family wish for a cremation that . . .