Cultural Considerations

Cultural and religious traditions should be taken into consideration when conducting a trauma notification. 

Religious groups may have specific customs surrounding trauma, death, and burial.

You may also need to be aware of practices in various cultures. For example, in Indian Country, it is imperative that you meet with tribal leaders to learn about death and burial traditions specific to that tribe, as every tribe is different.

Additionally, you may also want to develop relationships with faith leaders in your community. They may be able to assist you when you are interacting with families with faith considerations.