Death & Dying
This topic might be
too sensitive for some groups, but many are
extremely interested in how different cultures
deal with death.
What sights, smells, sounds did you notice when
you visited the hospital?
What causes death?
Are "Living Wills" available where you live?
Are there special rites or ceremonies
performed when a person dies?
Are you afraid of death?
Do you believe in life after death?
Do you often think of death?
Do you think that there is anything worth
Do you want to know the date of your death?
Why or why not?
How do you cope with the death of someone
Is organ donation or transplants an option
where you live?
Is physician assisted suicide an option in
Would you consider physician assisted
suicide if you were suffering a painful
Is the death of a loved one considered a
joyful or a sorrowful occasion?
Is there any person you would die for in
order to save? Who is it?
What are some ways which you can help a
family which has just experienced the death
of a family member.
What should you say to someone who has lost
a loved one?
What are your beliefs pertaining to a
person's soul once they have died?
What do you think of suicide?
What do you think would happen if there were
no death for human beings?
What do you think would happen if people
What happens to a person's remains after
death? Cremation? Burial? Etc.
What is the mourning process?
What is the mourning process?
Where do we go when we die?
Would you want your cremated remains to be
part of a fireworks show?
Who do you think would mourn for you after
If you were on death row, what would you
request for your last meal?
Who would you want to watch you be
If you could choose how you were going to
die, what would you choose your death to be?
What do you think of cryogenics?
Would you like to have your body frozen,
so that you could be thawed out and
brought back to life sometime in the
Do you think it will ever be possible?
If you had the option of freezing your body
in hopes that science would some day be able
to bring you back to life, would you do it?
Why are so many people afraid of death, when
it is unavoidable?
What would happen if you died?
On account of your beliefs or some other
reason, do you look forward to dying?
Have you ever had to put a pet to sleep?
Do you believe that you will be born again?
Why is facing death a difficult experience?
How does a person cope with death of a
friend or loved one?
What are some reactions to death of a
How do your national customs surrounding
death reflect the values of your country?
What should you say or not say to a friend
who is facing death?
What should you say or not say to a
friend who has lost a friend?
What are funerals like in your country?
What are some funeral customs in your
What is the suicide hotline in your
Is there a suicide hotline in the area where
Do you know someone who has died from a
Do you know someone who has died from a from
What was your reaction?
How did you feel?
When have you visited a hospital?Who did you
How can you help someone who is dying?
How do you tell someone that someone they know
What are some useful euphemisms for telling
someone that someone they know has died?
How did you feel about your visit?
Do you believe in God?
Do you think people should be cremated or
Has anyone close to you ever passed away?
What is grief?
Do you think the grieving process is different
for different ages?
Have you known someone who had an extended
sickness before death?
Have you ever lost someone close to you?
Have known anyone who has committed suicide?
What are some other words for death? An
example is "passed away".
What is hospice?
What would be your reaction?
What would you say to that person's friends?
Are coffins displayed on the street entrance to
funeral parlors in your country?
Is it appropriate for funeral directors to
advertise their services?
If you were given the chance to have someone die
with you, who would that person be?
Do you have hospice services in your
How quickly is someone buried or cremated
What expenses are involved in burying or
What measures are taken in your country to
ensure that no stigma is associated with the
burial of poor people?
Have you ever thought you'd like to die?
How does it feel when your loved one dies and
you were unable to see them for the last time?
Have you ever been to a funeral where a family
member of the deceased sung a song, read a
letter or read a poem?
How would you want to die?
Would you want to know if you were dying and if
so, would you want to know how long you had to
Have you ever done something like that at
If there were five of your friends drowning,
which one would you save first?
If you are married or have a life partner would
you expect them to move on after you die.
Would you want to know the exact day of your
Do you have hospice services in your country?
Do you know anyone who died for a few seconds or
minutes but came to life again?
If so how long should they wait?
Who has died that you know?
Have you had a pet die?
What is the worst way of dying?
What is the ideal way to die?
Do you believe in out-of-body experiences?
Are you afraid of losing one of your relatives
all of a sudden?
Would you like it if someone sung you a song or
read a poem about you, or a letter to you, at
What kind of funeral arrangements would you make
for yourself if you knew you were dying?
How long do you expect you spouse or life
partner to wait before they move on after your
Do you have a bucket list?
What happens when is embalmed?
What do you think about the stories these
Perhaps not a useful question, but it was
Would you like to die?