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AMERICAN WAY OF DYING

Dance of Death

AMERICAN WAY OF DYING

  1. Thanatolinks contains links to some of the best sites related to death and dying on the internet.
  2. The Yahoo, Death Index.
  3. Contains many world wide web links to resources on death and bereavement.
  4. Allows one to compare death rates in the United States of different social groups to ascertain social inequalities.
  5. The Internet Guide to Demography and Population Studies
  6. Home page for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  7. Agency for health care policy and research provides information on the dying process in the context of U. S. health policy.
  8. Reflections on Death: A Guest Book / Questionnaire © 1997 by Jerral Sapienza , Curator: The Bardo of Death Studies.

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UNDERSTANDING THE SOCIAL MEANING OF DYING AND DEATH

Picture of Karl Marx’s Grave

UNDERSTANDING THE SOCIAL MEANING OF DYING AND DEATH

  1. The homepage of the American Sociological Association.
  2. The homepage of the American Psychological Association.
  3. The homepage of the American Anthropological Association.
  4. The homepage of the American Historical Association.
  5. Michael Kearl’s website on Sociological Thanatology. This is the most comprehensive and best resource on the sociology of dying, death, and bereavement.
  6. Thanatolinks contains links to some of the best sites related to death and dying on the internet.
  7. The Yahoo, Death Index.
  8. Contains many world wide web links to resources on death and bereavement.
  9. Website of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, an academic resource for researchers and lay people.
  10. GriefNet provides many links to the world wide web on bereavement process, resources for grievers, and information concerning grief support groups.
  11. The Natural Death Centre is a non-profit charitable project launched in Britain in 1991, with three psychotherapists as directors. It aims to support those dying at home and their caregivers and to help them arrange funerals. It has as a more general aim that of helping improve 'the quality of dying'.
  12. A tremendous resource maintained by the Boston Globe containing articles and information on home care and dying.
  13. Project on Death in America has the goal to help people understand and transform the dying experience in America.
  14. Bardo of Death Studies. As an eclectic collection site for questions and answers from all cultures and backgrounds about Death & Dying and its integration with Life & Living, our purpose for being here is to be of service to those who have curiosities or comments on the subject of Death and Dying, as well as to serve as a Net Memorial for those who have gone before us into this journey called Death.

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CHILDREN AND DEATH ATTITUDES

Child’s Tombstone

CHILDREN AND DEATH ATTITUDES

  1. Links on children, neonates and family support.
  2. "The death of a child" is a resource created by the United Church of Christ.
  3. The website of the /The Legacy Grief Center for Children.
  4. The National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Resource Center (NSRC) provides information services and technical assistance on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and related topics.
  5. Raindrop: A Death Education Program For Children of All Ages.
  6. Bereaved Families of Ontario SUPPORT CENTER. Bereavement self-help resources guide indexes resources of the center along with over 300 listings to other resources and information.
  7. Contains many world wide web links to resources on death and bereavement.
  8. The Yahoo, Death Index.
  9. GriefNet provides many links to the world wide web on bereavement process, resources for grievers, and information concerning grief support groups.
  10. These articles provides core principles for helping grieving children.
  11. The Compassionate Friends is a self-help organization for bereaved parents and siblings. There are presently hundreds of chapters world-wide.
  12. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provides this important information as a public service to assist parents and families in their most important roles. This article "Children and Grief" is one such resource. Written in English, Spanish, and French.
  13. Children with Aids Project. An organization whose role is to develop a fuller understanding of children with, and at risk of, AIDS, including the medical, psychosocial, legal and financial issues. The mission of the organization is to develop local and national adoptive, foster and family centered care programs that are both effective and compassionate.
  14. The Child Bereave-ment Trust provides resources for Bereaved Families - Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Neonatal Death and Termination for Abnormality.

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DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVE ON DYING AND DEATH

Woman’s Grave Stone

DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVE ON DYING AND DEATH

  1. Raindrop: A Death Education Program For Children of All Ages.
  2. "What do adolescents worry about: a quantitative study." An articles written by Kathy Smith Gribin.
  3. Website "Motherloss" is a group started to help with the grieving issues for adult children of Moms who have died.
  4. UNESCO website that provides international suicide rates of young adults.
  5. Light for Life Foundation Yellow Ribbon Program. A program which provides educational material for American youth aiming to prevent youth suicide through providing easy access to support services.
  6. Centre for Disease Control's Prevention Guidelines. This site has a number of papers on suicide prevention, particularly amongst American youth. Worth a look for educators and health professionals.

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RELIGION AND DEATH ATTITUDES

Religion Logo

RELIGION AND DEATH ATTITUDES

  1. The homepage of the American Academy of Religion.
  2. World Wide Web Links: Religion Judiasm, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam.
  3. Internet Resources for the Study of Religion.
  4. Psychology links to Religion Sites including Judiasm, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam.
  5. Mysticism in World Religions is a website that presents the mystical traditions of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taosim. It allows one to compare and contrast these six religions or one can go to a religion's particular index.
  6. The homepage of the American Sociological Association.
  7. The homepage of the American Psychological Association.
  8. The homepage of the American Anthropological Association.
  9. Michael Kearl provides a religious perspective on death as he discusses the uniqueness of humans in their needs for order and meaningfulness.
  10. "The Quest For Meaning" an article written by John Morgan dealing with spiritual meanings and interpretations of death.
  11. Website of the International Jewish Burial Society.
  12. A very comprehensive bereavement guide for Judiasm.
  13. The ultimate Jewish/Israel link launcher with 6000 world wide web links.
  14. Resources on death and dying provided by Curt Ackley of the United Church of Christ Council for Health and Human Service Ministries.
  15. The website of the The Catholic Information Network many of the topics are death-related.
  16. A website of Roman Catholic Prayers.
  17. The home page of The Journal of Buddhist-Christian Studies.
  18. Website dedicated to the topic of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.
  19. An article which describes a cremation ceremony in Bali.
  20. Death from the Point of View of the Sikh Religion.
  21. World Wide Web Islamic Page with links to Islamic sites.
  22. A website concerned with Islamic views of dying and death.
  23. An ariticle on Death and Burial in Islamic Societies.
  24. Website dedicated to the topic of Voodoo and death.
  25. A website dedicated to the celebration of Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos).
  26. "The Passing And Life Afterward" A Rosicrucian perspective on death.
  27. A "New AGE", Goddess worshipper resource on death.
  28. A website that provides a secular humanist perspective on death and dying.
  29. "The Will for Immortality" written by C. Joslyn, V. Turchin published on the Principia Cybernetica website.
  30. Reincarnation International Homepage, a website that puts soul into your life; from the publishers of the only magazine in the world devoted to the exploration of reincarnation and its implications.
  31. website concerning thoughts about Reincarnation and alternative forms of spirituality.
  32. Shona Religion and Beliefs an article about an African tribal religion.
  33. Spiritual support at the end of life is an article written from a Christian perspective for patients dying with AIDS.
  34. AIDS National Interfaith Network (ANIN) is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1988. ANIN was created to ensure that individuals with HIV and AIDS receive compassionate and non-judgmental support, care and assistance. ANIN coordinates a network of nearly 2,000 AIDS ministries. ANIN works with national faith-based, AIDS-specific networks; supports community-based AIDS ministries; and educates AIDS service organizations, the religious community at large and the general public about AIDS ministries.
  35. Christian prayers for the dying.
  36. This is a collection of articles, books, seminars, and a newsletter for pastors and other Christian counselors who are looking for helpful materials for the people they counsel. The subject matter covered includes such typical issues as guilt and shame, grief and trauma, and other topics that come up in pastoral and Christian counseling.
  37. Website dealing with symbolic immortality and memorialization.
  38. Website of Alcor: the world's largest cryonics organization.
  39. A website dealing with cryonics.
  40. TransWeb: A website all about transplantation and organ donation.
  41. Mark Welch's Wills and Testaments of the famous and not so famous on the world wide web.
  42. Home Page for the International Association for Near-Death Studies, Inc. (IANDS).
  43. "Can there really be a life after death?" is an article written by Rev. Donald K. Rogers.
  44. "You Never Have to Die: On Mormons, NDEs, Cryonics, and the American Immortalist Ethos," written by Michael Kearl forthcoming in Kathy Charmaz, Glennys Howarth and Allan Kellehear (eds.), The Unknown Country: Experiences of Death in Australia, Britain and the USA (London:Macmillan, forthcoming).
  45. A website with many NDEs accounts which are updated regularly.
  46. This website provides links to most of the near-death experience (NDE) information on the internet.

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DYING PROCESSS

Woman and Doctor

DYING PROCESSS

  1. Thanatolinks contains links to some of the best sites related to death and dying on the internet.
  2. Contains many world wide web links to resources on death and bereavement.
  3. The Yahoo, Death Index.
  4. Home page for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  5. Agency for health care policy and research provides information on the dying process in the context of U. S. health policy.
  6. The Natural Death Centre is a non-profit charitable project launched in Britain in 1991, with three psychotherapists as directors. It aims to support those dying at home and their caregivers and to help them arrange funerals. It has as a more general aim that of helping improve 'the quality of dying'.
  7. A tremendous resource maintained by the Boston Globe containing articles and information on home care and dying.
  8. Project on Death in America has the goal to help people understand and transform the dying experience in America.
  9. PARADIGM does not suggest that there is one particular way of dying well. However, it is possible to identify some general developmental tasks that the dying person can accomplish if dying well is the goal. (PARADIGM P.O. Box 14061, San Francisco, CA 94114 --Phone 415-522-9192)
  10. Christian prayers for the dying.
  11. "Being with Dying" written by Joan Halifax is concerned with providing contemplative approaches to working with dying people for the Death in America Project.
  12. Children with Aids Project. An organization whose role is to develop a fuller understanding of children with, and at risk of, AIDS, including the medical, psychosocial, legal and financial issues. The mission of the organization is to develop local and national adoptive, foster and family centered care programs that are both effective and compassionate.
  13. Living wills (advance directives) and values histories help medical staff and others to make decisions about care and treatment of the seriously ill who are unable to speak for themselves. In some circumstances, living wills may become legally binding on health care staff. The Living Will and Values History Project was set up in response to an alarming growth and proliferation of living will documents that bore little correlation to academic and empirical data on their usefulness or effectiveness. It works on a non-profit basis and attempts to collate, analyze and apply research in this area, acting as an adviser and resource base, as well as publishing its own document.
  14. AIDS Patents Project. The project provides access to the full text and images of international patents relating to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
  15. "Can there really be a life after death?" is an article written by Rev. Donald K. Rogers.
  16. CDC AIDS Gopher Net-work with articles on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
  17. The HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service (ATIS) provides information about federally approved treatment guidelines for HIV and AIDS.
  18. AIDS National Interfaith Network (ANIN) is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1988. ANIN was created to ensure that individuals with HIV and AIDS receive compassionate and non-judgmental support, care and assistance. ANIN coordinates a network of nearly 2,000 AIDS ministries. ANIN works with national faith-based, AIDS-specific networks; supports community-based AIDS ministries; and educates AIDS service organizations, the religious community at large and the general public about AIDS ministries. ANIN's programs include networking/collaboration, and referral activities, as well as public education and federal AIDS policy advocacy.
  19. Homepage for the Office of AIDS Research for the National Institutes of Health.
  20. Resource for families who wish to buy life insurance to the terminally ill.

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THE HOSPICE APPROACH: ALTERNATIVE CARE FOR THE DYING

Hospice Death

THE HOSPICE APPROACH: ALTERNATIVE CARE FOR THE DYING

  1. Nerd World : HOME CARE AND HOSPICE a large Index of HOME CARE AND HOSPICE related internet resources created by Nerd World Media.
  2. A tremendous resource maintained by the Boston Globe containing articles and information on the hospice movement.
  3. Hospice Manager’s Monograph provides a number of Hospice Articles of Interest.
  4. Hospice Foundation of America general information about hospice and specific information on the Foundation.
  5. Hospice Nurses Association an international professional association with the mission of promoting excellence in hospice nursing.
  6. National Prison Hospice Association exists to promote hospice care for terminally ill inmates and those facing the prospect of dying in prison. The goal of the association is to support and assist corrections professionals in their continuing efforts to develop high quality patient care procedures and management programs.
  7. Hospice Home Page, Dale Larson's compilation of Great Ideas submitted from a wide variety of sources.
  8. Hospice Hands, extensive collection of links to hospice resources.
  9. American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine is the only organization in the United States for physicians dedicated to the advancement of hospice/palliative medicine, its practice, research and education.
  10. Grief and Healing Caregiving Newsletter contains useful information about a topic pertinent to hospice patient lifestyle: setting and keeping priorities, hiring home health help, purchasing home medical equipment supplies, and finding time for your own interests and hobbies.
  11. Hospice Web. A website rich with general information.
  12. PARADIGM does not suggest that there is one particular way of dying well. However, it is possible to identify some general developmental tasks that the dying person can accomplish if dying well is the goal. (PARADIGM P.O. Box 14061, San Francisco, CA 94114 --Phone 415-522-9192)
  13. GriefNet provides many links to the world wide web on bereavement process, resources for grievers, and information concerning grief support groups.
  14. Bereavement and Hospice Support Netline On-line directory of bereavement support groups and services and hospice bereavement programs from across the United States will provide information to find appropriate help and support in coping with issues of loss and grief.
  15. Growth House, Inc. A non-profit organization working with grief, bereavement, hospice, and end-of-life issues.
  16. National Directory of Bereavement Support Groups. To alleviate some of the confusion, this resource examines many issues which are often hard to discuss and provides help for the bereaved individual...
  17. Bereaved Families of Ontario SUPPORT CENTER. Contains an expanding information section which includes highlights from their newsletter as well as a monthly column. The Bereavement self-help Resources Guide indexes their resources along with over 300 listings to other resources and information.
  18. The Zen Hospice Project organizes programs dedicated to the care of people approaching death and to increasing the understanding of impermanence. The Zen Hospice Project also runs a small hospice in a restored Victorian house near the San Francisco Zen Center.
  19. VNA of Hudson Valley, NY provides quality health care to all people in their communities regardless of ability to pay, in a manner that recognizes the whole person and their environment. A primary focus is to maximize resources for the organization for the benefit of the patient. The VNAHV strives to foster independence and choice for all individuals with the overall goal of improving the quality of life by assuming a proactive advocate role.
  20. The Connecticut Hospice, Founded in 1974 as the nation's first Hospice, today The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. offers a state-wide hospice home care program and the state's only 52-bed inpatient hospice care center that accepts referrals from throughout the United States and the world. Being a leader in palliative medicine, The Connecticut Hospice became the first and only accredited teaching hospice offering training and consultation to professionals from around the world through its teaching arm, the John D. Thompson Hospice Institute for Education, Training, and Research, Inc.
  21. Houston Hospice offers and provides, regardless of ability to pay, the highest quality of care for patients with life-threatening illnesses and their families, through a well-qualified interdisciplinary team of professionals and volunteers.
  22. Hospice Service of Santa Barbara is a program of the Santa Barbara Visiting Nurse Association.
  23. Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc. is a physician directed, nurse coordinated Medicare/Medicaid certified program serving 27 counties in southern Illinois.
  24. The Hospice at Greensboro, NC, is a not-for-profit specialized health care agency which provides physical, emotional and spiritual support for persons with a life-limiting illness and those who care for them.
  25. Hospice program at Holy Name Hospital is designed to provide physical, psychological, social and spiritual care for the terminally ill and their families. This concept of caring enables the patient to live each day as fully as possible and involves the entire family in providing care, usually in the patient's home.
  26. Hospice Incorporated - Kansas offers a comprehensive, coordinated program of services to terminally ill patients and their families in private residences, nursing homes, and inpatient settings. Physical, emotional, social, and spiritual care are available from an interdisciplinary team under the direction of the patient's physician. Hospice Incorporated team members include a medical director, registered nurse, home health aide, social worker, pastoral counselor, and volunteer. Their focus is to provide quality care that exceeds National Hospice Organization standards.

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EUTHANASIA AND BIOMEDICAL ISSUES

Kevorkian

EUTHANASIA AND BIOMEDICAL ISSUES

  1. a internet resource on biomedical issues.
  2. Recent articles dealing with euthanasia, and biomedical ethics (including legal and legislative summaries).
  3. A website dedicated to biomedical ethics and issues of euthanasia.
  4. Yahoo's internet euthanasia links and listings.
  5. DeathNET, is an internet searchable website containing many links to many biomedical topics including living wills, "how to" suicide, euthanasia, mercy killing, and legislation regulating the care for the terminally ill.
  6. Thanatolinks contains links to some of the best sites related to death and dying on the internet.
  7. This website contains the largest collection of links to living wills and other advance directive and living will information.
  8. Living wills (advance directives) and values histories help medical staff and others to make decisions about care and treatment of the seriously ill who are unable to speak for themselves. In some circumstances, living wills may become legally binding on health care staff. The Living Will and Values History Project was set up in response to an alarming growth and proliferation of living will documents that bore little correlation to academic and empirical data on their usefulness or effectiveness. It works on a non-profit basis and attempts to collate, analyze and apply research in this area, acting as an adviser and resource base, as well as publishing its own document.
  9. On this site, The Living Will & Values History Project provides a free living will package that can be downloaded.
  10. Internet resource that provides links to right to die organizations worldwide.
  11. An internet resource archive devoted to Dr. Jack Kevorkian.
  12. Website for Derek Humphrey’s Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization.
  13. Website dedicated to the issue of euthanasia as practiced in the Netherlands.
  14. The Choice in Dying organization provides information to patients interested in active and passive euthanasia.
  15. The Last Rights organization publishes electronically the complete texts of many of the key legal documents concerning the Dying patient's right to die.
  16. Contains euthanasia links and listings from a Roman Catholic perspective.
  17. Americans with Disabilities have a website to mobilize American’s against euthanasia and mercy killing. They say, "we don't want your pity or your lethal mercy."
  18. LifeWeb provides links to internet resources which oppose euthanasia.
  19. International Anti-Euthanasia Task Force which provides more links to internet resources which oppose euthanasia.
  20. An article on the "Good Death" written by Allan Kellehear, School of Sociology, La Trobe University (Australia).
  21. The website of the United Network for Organ Sharing Transplantation Information Site
  22. TransWeb: A website all about transplantation and organ donation.

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SUICIDE

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SUICIDE

  1. Thanatolinks contains links to some of the best sites related to death and dying on the internet.
  2. The Yahoo, Death Index.
  3. A website dealing with Suicide that raises questions and provides some answers.
  4. UNESCO website that provides international suicide rates of young adults.
  5. This website provides information about suicide and its prevention and includes freqently asked questions, statistics, international crisis resources and annotated links to other suicide sites.
  6. if you are thinking about suicide... read this first. A website dedicated to suicide prevention providing resourses for people who are considering suicide. Based upon premise that "Suicide is not chosen; it happens when pain exceeds resources for coping with pain."
  7. Suicide Awareness - Voices of Education. The most popular suicide site on the Internet. A well-kept and thorough site, with material on dealing with suicide both before and after, along with material from their many education sessions.
  8. Light for Life Foundation Yellow Ribbon Program. A program which provides educational material for American youth aiming to prevent youth suicide through providing easy access to support services.
  9. A website on Depression, Anxiety and Suicide to help us to learn more about how depression and suicide can effect our lives.
  10. Centre for Disease Control's Prevention Guidelines. This site has a number of papers on suicide prevention, particularly amongst American youth. Worth a look for educators and health professionals.
  11. Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network. A more political site, that of a non-profit organisation whose aim is to have suicide treated as a national (and global) problem that must be solved as a priority.
  12. Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention. A simple site with details on the organization, current suicide prevention research, electronic brochures and upcoming conferences.
  13. San Francisco Suicide Prevention. A very well-presented website on suicide prevention with some interesting facts and details on local prevention programs. Worth a look for similar organizations.
  14. Interactive Chat System - SuicideChat! As is becoming more common these days, Internet chat is moving to the web. This interactive support system has a lot of potential, if only because it is more accessible (and reliable) than IRC (Internet Relay Chat).
  15. An internet resource archive devoted to Dr. Jack Kevorkian.
  16. Internet resource that provides links to right to die organisations worldwide.
  17. Website for Derek Humphrey’s Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization.

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CROSS CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE

Egyptian Type Tomb Inside

CROSS CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE

  1. Thanatolinks contains links to some of the best sites related to death and dying on the internet.
  2. Contains many world wide web links to resources on death and bereavement.
  3. Article written by Michael Kearl concerned with the topic of death providing a multicultural perspective.
  4. The Internet Guide to Demography and Population Studies
  5. This article discusses method and theory in the field of Cultural Anthropology.
  6. Optima philosophia et sapientia est meditatio mortis is an index of world wide cemeteries by location (national and international). The cemetery links might be of historic, genealogical or just of touristic interest and contain pictures, list of surnames, and historic information.
  7. Find A Grave, a website that will enable you to locate (and in some cases view) the final resting places of many famous international and American dead people.
  8. Bardo of Death Studies. As an eclectic collection site for questions and answers from all cultures and backgrounds about Death & Dying and its integration with Life & Living, our purpose for being here is to be of service to those who have curiosities or comments on the subject of Death and Dying, as well as to serve as a Net Memorial for those who have gone before us into this journey called Death.
  9. The home page of The Journal of Buddhist-Christian Studies.
  10. A website concerned with Islamic views of dying and death.
  11. An ariticle on Death and Burial in Islamic Societies.
  12. An article which describes a cremation ceremony in Bali.
  13. A website dedicated to the celebration of Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos).
  14. This website is concerned with the interaction of culture, death, and literature.
  15. Website dedicated to the topic of Voodoo and death.
  16. Website dedicated to the topic of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
  17. Shona Religion and Beliefs an article about an African tribal religion.
  18. A website dealing with the cultural practice of the Irish wake.
  19. Immigrants Views on Death. This article features a Latino perspective on death.
  20. A very comprehensive bereavement guide for Judiasm.
  21. Death from the Point of View of the Sikh Religion
  22. A Box of Souls: Northwest Native American Viewpoint.
  23. Funeral Ceremonies For Her Royal Highness the Princess Mother of the King of Thailand.

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The History of Bereavement and Burial Practices in American Culture

Early American Hearse

The History of Bereavement and Burial Practices in American Culture

  1. The homepage of the American Historical Association.
  2. Thanatolinks contains links to some of the best sites related to death and dying on the internet.
  3. Links to many websites and resources on cemetery history and preservation.
  4. The Tombstone Traveller's Guide: Exploring American Cemeteries and Funeral Practices.
  5. Funeral Net’s intention is to provide an avenue to the general public to gain a basic understanding of the funeral and grief process so that they may be better equipped, emotionally, psychologically and mentally to deal with the closure of significant relationships in their lives.
  6. Homepage of the National Academy of Mortuary Science.
  7. Websites on the Graves of Dead Presidents.
  8. Find A Grave, a website that will enable you to locate (and in some cases view) the final resting places of many famous international and American dead people.
  9. A website with many humorous epitaphs.
  10. City of the Silent Website contains many resources regarding cemeteries.
  11. The WWW Post-Mortem Page and Paths to Other Grave Sites contains many resources regarding cemeteries.
  12. Optima philosophia et sapientia est meditatio mortis is an index of world wide cemeteries by location (national and international). The cemetery links might be of historic, genealogical or just of touristic interest and contain pictures, list of surnames, and historic information.v
  13. The website of America’s most famous cemetery.
  14. The A-Bomb WWW Museum.

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THE FUNERAL: EXPRESSION OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN BEREAVEMENT

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THE FUNERAL: EXPRESSION OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN BEREAVEMENT

  1. Many resources regarding funeral guides and planning.
  2. The University of California at Irvine’s introduction to medical school embalming.
  3. The Willed Body Pro-gram is a universal program in which people can donate their body for medical science, after death. The program is a division of the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of California, Irvine's College of Medicine.
  4. A list of colleges of mortuary science and some internet links.
  5. Funeral Industry Consulting Services provides assistance to funeral establishment professionals.
  6. Funeral Homes on the Internet.
  7. "Funerals: A Consumer Guide" is an article of facts for consumers produced by the Federal Trade Commission.
  8. Funeral Net’s intention is to provide an avenue to the general public to gain a basic understanding of the funeral and grief process so that they may be better equipped, emotionally, psychologically and mentally to deal with the closure of significant relationships in their lives.
  9. Biography of Violet Guymer western Canada's first woman mortician.
  10. The Internet Cremation Society on the world wide web has statistics on cremations and links to funeral industry resources.
  11. The Cremation Consul-tant Guidebook providing information to families who are interesting in cremation and memorial services.
  12. The Homepage of the National Academy of Mortuary Science.
  13. Website of Alcor: the world's largest cryonics organization.
  14. A website dealing with cryonics.
  15. A website that is very critical of the funeral industry and specializes in exposing funeral home financial fraud.
  16. An internet resource that provides a critical perspective on the funeral industry in America.
  17. Resources for the Family Funeral provides assistance for families who want a "do it yourself" funeral. They assist families in providing in conducting their own legal, uncomplicated, dignified, and inexpensive funeral without advanced planning or professional help.
  18. Funeral Service Center Automated Link Page with 51 different sections.
  19. Forensic Entomology Home Page provides information concerning what happens to the human body after death and the process of body decomposition.
  20. Grief and Healing Caregiving Newsletter, Each month, the newsletter contains useful information about a topic pertinent to your lifestyle: setting and keeping priorities, hiring home health help, purchasing home medical equipment supplies, and finding time for your own interests and hobbies.
  21. Bereavement and Hospice Support Netline On-line directory of bereavement support groups and services and hospice bereavement programs from across the United States will provide you with information to help you or others you care about find appropriate help and support in coping with issues of loss and grief.
  22. Growth House, Inc. A non-profit organization working with grief, bereavement, hospice, and end-of-life issues.
  23. National Directory of Bereavement Support Groups. The death of a loved one is an emotionally devastating time for survivors. But not knowing what to expect can often lead to unnecessary additional pain. To alleviate some of the confusion, to begin to examine the many issues which are often hard to discuss, and to find all the help a bereaved individual needs as they begin this journey, we created the most comprehensive book, the first of its kind, to assist them with resources and answers - all in one place.
  24. Bereaved Families of Ontario SUPPORT CENTER. Bereavement self-help resources guide indexes resources of the center along with over 300 listings to other resources and information.
  25. Death Notices. This is a placement of death notices for information purposes.

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THE BEREAVEMENT PROCESS

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THE BEREAVEMENT PROCESS

  1. Thanatolinks contains links to some of the best sites related to death and dying on the internet.
  2. Contains many world wide web links to resources on death and bereavement.
  3. Bereavement and Hospice Support Netline support groups are listed by type of bereavement loss and by group membership. Bereavement services offered by hospice programs are cross-listed under the bereavement type and the hospice heading.
  4. Growth House, Inc. A non-profit organization working with grief, bereavement, hospice, and end-of-life issues.
  5. Practical Grief Resources: Grief in a Family Context.
  6. National Directory of Bereavement Support Groups. The death of a loved one is an emotionally devastating time for survivors. But not knowing what to expect can often lead to unnecessary additional pain. To alleviate some of the confusion, to begin to examine the many issues which are often hard to discuss, and to find all the help a bereaved individual needs as they begin this journey.
  7. Bereaved Families of Ontario SUPPORT CENTER. An expanding information section includes highlights from the center’s newsletter as well as a monthly column. Bereavement self-help Resources Guide indexes the center’s resources along with over 300 listings to other resources and information.
  8. GriefNet provides many links to the world wide web on bereavement process, resources for grievers, and information concerning grief support groups.
  9. The Child Bereavement Trust provides resources for Bereaved Families--Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Neonatal Death and Termination for Abnormality.
  10. These articles provide core principles for helping grieving children.
  11. The Compassionate Friends is a self-help organization for bereaved parents and siblings. There are presently hundreds of chapters world-wide.
  12. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provides this important information as a public service to assist parents and families in their most important roles. This article "Children and Grief" is one such resource. Written in English, Spanish, and French.
  13. Children with Aids Project. An organization whose role is to develop a fuller understanding of children with, and at risk of, AIDS, including the medical, psychosocial, legal and financial issues. The mission of the organization is to develop local and national adoptive, foster and family centered care programs that are both effective and compassionate.
  14. The MenWeb-M.E.N. Magazine posts an article "Rites of Passage: Our Fathers Die" written by Bert H. Hoff (Copyright © 1993).
  15. "Motherloss" is a group started to help with the grieving issues for adult children of Moms who have died.
  16. Widow Net, an information and self-help resource for, and by, widows and widowers. Topics covered include grief, bereavement, recovery, and other information helpful to people, of all ages, religious backgrounds and sexual orientations, who have suffered the death of a spouse or life partner.
  17. Tom Golden of the Crisis, Grief, and Healing Page brings you A Place to Honor Grief. This is a website where people write concerning the grief they are experiencing at the death of a loved-one.
  18. Dearly Departed is a free service, dedicated to the memory of those loved ones who passed away from this life, but not from our hearts a virtual world wide web mausoleum.
  19. Grief resource for those who have lost a pet.

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