Do doctors often attend patients’ funerals?

A study reveals GPs often do, while oncologists are the least likely to show up at a service

Almost three-quarters of GPs have been to a patient’s funeral, according to a literature review, showing they lead the way on service attendance among specialties. 

Overall though, going to a patient’s funeral is the “least preferred” bereavement practice among doctors, in the study led by Associate Professor Laurence Weinberg, an anaesthetist at the University of Melbourne.