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Funeral Directing Q3

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an organized, time-limited, purposeful, flexible, group-centered response to death involving certain rites & ceremonies conducted with the body present funeral
5 parts of a funeral 1. social support 2. religious rite 3. final disposition 4. visual confrontation of death 5. funeral procession
friends and family can express themselves with sympathy, share their grief, recognize that a death has occurred, and give testimony to a life that has been lived social support
funeral service officiated by the minister or official of their faith permits the family the opportunity to personally and publicly avow their faith & gives a source of strength and meaning to their grief religious rite
celebrates the deceased and does not mention a deity/religion humanistic service
whether it be an interment, entombment, cremation, burial at sea, or body donation, may be provided in conjunction with a funeral service final disposition of the body
viewing of the body in funeral context gives the single, undeniable confirmation that death has occurred and gives the bereaved the ability to mourn visual confrontation of death
an organized way of helping the body to the place of final disposition that ritualizes taking the deceased from the land of the living to the land of the dead and provides a sense of closure/finality; both practical & symbolic funeral procession
alternatives to the traditional funeral 1. graveside only 2. memorial service 3. direct disposition 4. donation of body to science
no viewing/visitation, no service at FH/church, no procession -- gather directly at cemetery (either grave or chapel) graveside service only
like a funeral but with no body present (final disposition has probably already occurred); can be held at FH/church memorial service
immediate burial or cremation as soon as legal paperwork in done; usually no services whatsoever direct disposition
body is taken to facility & prepared for dissection; may or may not have a visitation or memorial service donation of body to science
a person engaged solely in providing direct disposition of the dead with no rites or ceremonies direct disposer
a group of persons that provide information and advice to the bereaved (not funeral providers) memorial society
can involve erection of a monument or marker, inscription on a monument or tomb, a plaque, a gift to an institution, etc., done in memory of the deceased memorialization
a system by which one licensed person is responsible for all of the needs and tasks of the funeral "Whole Man"/"Total Funeral" concept
one or more persons do different tasks (division of labor) "Owner, Manager, Technician" concept
10 Stages of a Traditional Funeral 1. first contact w/ family 2. arrangements conference 3. selection of casket 4. first time family views deceased 5. public visitation 6. final farewell 7. funeral service 8. funeral procession 9. committal ceremony 10. post-funeral services
taking a first call 1. pleasant voice 2. attentive & conversational 3. no background noise 4. copy of price list available
first call info needed 1. name of deceased 2. location of body 3. who is calling & do they have permission to speak 4. physician 5. coroner's case? 6. removal & embalming? 7. time or arrival (approx.)
most death calls are made ___ over the phone
__% of deaths occur in hospitals or other institutions 65%
transfer of remains - 2 staff members - good cot - head block/pillow, towels, zippered bag - spread stretcher - disposable gloves & diaper - 2 full sets of PPE - dispray - biohazard waste bin - dress appropriately - prompt - confirm on phone - dentures, rings
arrangements conference info needed - disposition - financial arrangements (declinable/non-declinable charges, cash advance charges, method of payment, insurance) - vital info (DC, death notice, survivors, organizations, service info) - veteran benefits? - types of disposition/adaptive
private viewing procedure - at least 1/2 hour before public viewing - FD accompanies family to casket, then waits outside chapel - give privacy - enter after & ask if they want any changes
during the public visitation, the FD should be ____ available but not noticeable
When does the final farewell occur? either before the religious service begins or after
final farewell procedure - family farewell done in private - not hurried - be attentive & available - close casket after family leaves chapel
a solemn procession cortege
things to remember for the procession - funeral flags & stickers - headlights & hazards - planning the route - observe all traffic laws
Created by: leahmurphy