Question 22: What other plans have you made
about your remains?
Making plans for the disposal of your remains in advance
will make your death easier on the people who will grieve you.
Do you want your remains buried?
If so, have you chosen a place for burial?
Do you want your remains cremated?
If so, what plans have you made in this direction?
And what do you want done with your ashes after cremation?
In the same context, you might also sketch out
any plans you have for a funeral or memorial service,
altho this would not necessarily
be included in your Advance Directive for Medical Care.
A separate document on funeral and memorial plans
could be created along with your Advance Directive.
But the disposition of your remains—donation, burial, or cremation—
will be relevant both for your terminal care
and for your funeral or memorial plans.
And your religious beliefs (to be discussed in the next Question)
might also have a bearing on your plans for disposing of your remains.