THANOS magazine

Poland | December 13, 2022

Practice, practice, practice

Improving skills is the way to a new quality of funeral service

In autumn issue of THANOS magazine we were talking to Adam Ragiel (Poland), Mortuary, Dissection and Embalming Technician, Tanatopractice Instructor, who has been working in the funeral industry since 1999. In 2008, he established the first independent Polish funeral school - Polskie Centrum Szkolnictwa Funeralnego, which is an Associate Member of FIAT-IFTA. He is also a pioneer of the technique of temporary preservation of corpses, a lecturer and the author of the book "Without Fear: How a Man Dies".

We asked about:

  • What are general observations about funeral education in Poland? What kind of training is provided? Are there any standards in place?
  • Have these standards changed over the years? Do they differ from standards around the world?
  • What are the approximate costs of tanatopraxy trainings?
  • Why is training in thanatopraxy so important?
  • Has the Covid-19 pandemic affected and changed the training programme?
  • Is interest in funeral training increasing/decreasing/staying steady recently?

Would you like to read the whole interview, please take a look in the autumn issue of THANOS magazine - you can read online at pages 22-23

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