Caring for the Dead: Your Final Act of Love
A complete guide for those making funeral arrangements with or without a funeral director. Families, friends, and support groups who want to say goodbye in a meaningful waynot just write a big check to a funeral directorwill find detailed and practical legal information in this unique guide. By taking an active role in funeral and memorial arrangements, families can save thousands of dollars while better serving the emotional needs of loved ones. Caring for The Dead gives the legal requirements of each state, how to obtain and file permits and death certificates, explanations of cremation and embalming, burial procedures, and other necessary information. Readers learn how to shop for the best services at the most reasonable prices, while avoiding fraudulent and deceptive mortuary practices. This landmark book helps readers take control of one of life's most intimate experiencesthe final act of love for a friend or relative.
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This book starts with 3 stories of how the death of family members was handled, which help us understand Carlson's perspective. The next chapter gives us a historical perspective on home funerals, letting us know that the current practices are of relatively recent origin, and that we can gain in emotional completion if we return to the traditional ways. Separate chapters detail cremation, embalming, cemeteries, and organ donations. The majority of the book (>220 pages) lists legal requirements & crematories in each of the 50 states. Carlson warns that some of this information may be outdated, especially since there are people advocating for legal reform. I compared my State with our statutes and found we no longer have the Statute she quoted--most of her other information was not identified by relevant law. The Appendix tells how to fill out a death certificate, if you choose to do this rather than hiring a funeral director to do so. Finally, the book has a glossary. The best part is the suggestions for how neighbors and friends can best respond and help a family who has had a death. This book was not as useful as Grave Matters by Mark Harris. I also noticed that both books use very similar descriptions of cremation and embalming. This makes me wonder how much Harris just quoted Carlson or how much he did his own research.
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