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Funeral Directing Q3

funeral an organized, time-limited, purposeful, flexible, group-centered response to death involving certain rites & ceremonies conducted with the body present
social support group identity is reinforced (sense of belonging)
family basic group to which we all belong
what does a funeral provide for the family? a place & occasion to express grief, meet their friends, and share their grief
community widest group to which we belong
what does a funeral provide for friends? a way to express their sympathy and support as well as to grief
what does a funeral provide for the community? allows them to formally recognize the death & testimony about the deceased
religious rite funeral service provided by a minister that allows family to personally & publicly avow their faith & gives a source of strength & meaning to their grief
humanist service celebrates the deceased without mention of a deity or religion
types of final disposition 1. interment 2. entombment 3. cremation 4. burial at sea 5. body donation
another name for final disposition sanitary disposal
purposes of a funeral 1. social support 2. religious rite 3. final disposition 4. visual confrontation of death 5. funeral procession
the two purposes of a funeral procession 1. ritual transformation 2. ceremonial closure/final farewell
ritual transformation ritual way to take the deceased from the world of the living to the world of the dead
ceremonial closure/final farewell provides a sense of closure/finality
alternatives to the traditional funeral 1. graveside service only 2. memorial service 3. direct disposition 4. donation of body to science (with or without service)
direct disposer a person engaged solely in providing direct disposition of the dead with no rites or ceremonies
memorial society a group of persons that provide info & advice to bereaved but are not funeral providers
memorialization can involve erection of monument or marker, inscription on monument or tomb, a plaque, a gift to an institution in memory of the deceased, etc.
the "Whole Man" concept ("Total Funeral" concept) a system by which one licensed person is responsible for all of the needs & tasks of the funeral
the "Owner, Manager, Technician" concept one or more persons perform different tasks/stages of the funeral (division of labor)
Stages of a Traditional Funeral 1. first contact with family 2. arrangements conference 3. selection of casket 4. first time family views body of deceased 5. public visitation 6. last time family views body of deceased (final farewell) 7. funeral service 8. funeral procession 9.
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