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I was the one who edited out Reperfusion if anyone feels it needs to be discussed. Kind of a no-brainer, though, if you look at the link, I think. --mordicai. 15:06, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

Keeping the template secular[edit]

Edited out any references to religion except in the context of comparing views of all beliefs, religious and secular. (talk) 16:20, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Persistant Vegetative State[edit]

Questioning why this is included with death; there is nothing inherently dead or death-causing about PVS over other, less severe conditions also resulting in a need for tube feeding - eg muscular dystrophies, severe cerebral palsy, advanced Alzheimer's etc. etc. In particular nothing much differentiates it from even only very slightly milder disability caused by brain injury - see minimally conscious state. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Beccaviola (talkcontribs) 06:35, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

Afterlife section[edit]

Surely 'funeral' is about the body, and the death certificate is generally about the body. If the items below body were about the soul for example there could be a good reason for this seperation of topics, but they don't seem to be. (talk) 08:19, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

"Afterlife" is not a section, it's just the first item (in alphabetical order) of things that have to do with the Death of a person that are not directly related to the body. A Funeral is NOT about the body: after all, there are funerals without a body (when it is missing or cremated), and there are dead bodies and even burials without funerals (the burial of paupers; the undiscovered bodies of pioneers, explorers, soldiers, etc. which lay where they died). The second line are customs or beliefs that affect how the body is treated; thus, things that indirectly affect a dead body. I tried to make the distinction by adding the lead word "Other" before the second line. Boneyard90 (talk) 10:38, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Sky burial[edit]

I added Sky burial to the list of ways of disposing of bodies. I don't think this is controversial, but I'm making a note here just in case.Travelpleb (talk) 10:11, 25 May 2013 (UTC)