Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death
Here are a few key resources for you to delve deeper into topics such as the dying process, the funeral industry, dealing with tragedy, hospice care, and more. We hope to help bring the death conversation back into everyday life in order to live fully. Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death by Joshua Slocum and Lisa Carlson —Slocum—once an investigative reporter who was shocked to learn how difficult it is to apprehend information the funeral industry routinely keeps from the public it serves—is now the executive director of the Funeral Consumers Alliance.
Carlson is the executive director of the Funeral Ethics Organization. They team up with this book to inform consumers of their rights and to propose legal reforms. You Can't Catch Death. Ianthe Brautigan. Memento Mori. Paul Koudounaris.
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There are many myths out there about what must occur many of which are propagated by the funeral industry ; this book gives clarity to what is and isn't required by law. If you are interested in the fascinating topic of death, as I am, I also recommend the Showtime documentary series "Time of Death. View 2 comments. May 20, Sevenponds rated it really liked it.
The authors intend to prepare their readers fully for the choices and hazards they will face when dealing with the funeral industry, but this might be an even harder task than they give credit for. This is perhaps easily forgotten by those as involved in the funeral industry as Slocum and Carlson.
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Sep 14, R Alexander rated it it was amazing. Most people today when dealing with a funeral home, do not have any idea of the abuse that goes on behind the mortuary doors. We all assume that funeral directors are like clergy This book should be read before you need the help of a funeral home, or even if you want to do a funeral yourself. Jun 18, Kat rated it it was amazing Shelves: morbid-musings. This invaluable tome belongs on a bookshelf in every home in America. Too many places in this country don't have the regulations in place to protect funeral consumers.
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Oct 11, Erin rated it really liked it Shelves: read While this book has an obvious author bias the inforamtion in here is so interesting and so startling you should definately read it. The state specific section in the back are also very helpful in knowing what to expect. Oct 27, Jim Giddens rated it really liked it Shelves: funeral. When a death occurs, involvement of a funeral home is not a requirement. This book is a valuable resource of information for those wishing to handle funeral arrangements themselves.
Most of the book is a state-by-state legal guide. Mar 14, Hom Sack rated it it was amazing. As others have said, "A must read".
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Aug 01, Dawne rated it it was amazing. Indispensable handbook on the legal rights of families who wish to care for their dead at home, arranged by state. Also includes information about legislative issues and green disposition. Jan 25, Julie F rated it liked it. I was more looking for a book about planning a traditional funeral. This book has some info on that but it is more focused on home burial, which isn't relevant for me. View 1 comment. Jan 05, Moira Carlock Rivas rated it it was amazing.
As a hospice RN that works with indigent families, being able to furnish them with alternatives to the "norm" is of great value to them. Sep 20, Sally Kilpatrick rated it liked it Shelves: better-get-to-livin-research. A little preachy, but still an excellent book on the subject.
Oct 25, Kimberly rated it it was amazing Shelves: non-fiction , own-a-copy. This book is a great resource. A good portion of it is devoted to burial regulations in each state.