Planning funerals

Sarah master
Planning funerals
Interviewee: Sarah Macauley. Interviewer: Debra Hearne

Sarah was a staff nurse on an inpatient HIV ward in London she talks about patients planning funerals.

“And I felt the terrible sort of unfairness of it all, and they were so young.   We did go to a lot of funerals. A lot.

Planning funerals

And this is very strange.  They used to spend a lot of time planning their funerals, because they knew they were going to die.


They’d have presents.  I remember one man, he bought presents for everybody, and they were all given out, presents, at his funeral.  Mm.”