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Chapter 1

Body Image an imprinted vision and/or characteristics of a person that we are connected to; a mental photograph that is in our hearts and minds.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention / CDCP (CDC) A major agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, concerned with all phases of control of communicable, vector-borne, and occupational diseases.
Coroner An official of a local community who holds inquests concerning sudden, violent, and unexpected deaths.
Environmental Protection Agency / EPA A governmental agency with environmental protection regulatory and enforcement authority.
Embalming Process of chemically treating the dead human body to reduce the presence and growth of microorganisms, to temporarily inhibit organic decomposition, and to restore an acceptable physical appearance.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) The government agency responsible for regulating “The Funeral Rule”
First Call the term used when the first call comes into the funeral home to complete a ‘pick up’ or ‘removal’ of the deceased. This call grants the funeral home permission to pick up ONLY. (This is NOT permission to embalm!)
Funeral a social function that reflects the reality of our capacity to form deep attachments, and that most humans need to grieve and mourn our dead
Medical Examiner An official elected or appointed to investigate suspicious or unnatural deaths
Occupational Safety and Health Administration / OSHA responsible for regulation and enforcement of safety and health matters for most United States employees
What is the value of embalming the dead human body? preservation and sanitation; assists in the family's grieving; Allows time for final arrangements to be made; Makes it possible to transport the body; removes the effects of trauma, disease, or postmortem changes; Preservation for anatomical study
How long should an embalmed body remain in a recognizable preserved condition? Through the memorial service. There have been reports of remains being found in good condition many years later.
What are two of the reasons embalming has declined during the past number of years? a)People are moving towards a more simplified disposition of the dead often minimalizing viewing of the deceased and if viewed, doing so with or without standard embalming; b) a rise in cremation rates,
What are some of the causes of death that must be reported to the coroner or medical examiner? Trauma, suicide, homicide, unattended deaths, illegal or self-inflicted abortions, when a person is seemingly healthy just before death
What is the difference between the “cause of death” and the “manner of death”? The cause of death is the specific injury or disease that led to the death, manner of death refers to how the disease or injury caused the death.
What is the difference between tissue donation and organ donation? The organs are referred as heart, lungs, kidneys, etc.; Tissues are referred as skin, corneas, bone etc.
Discuss the FTC rule for obtaining permission for embalming a body. Obtain a “permission to Embalm” form, stating who may assist in embalming, allows the embalming to occur at the funeral home or at a separate location, allows for restorative treatments, protects the funeral home if the body has been misidentified
Under the FTC rule, give the choices a family may have for disposition when they do not wish to give permission for embalming. Direct cremation, immediate burial, or a closed casket funeral without viewing or visitation when refrigeration is available and when state and local laws do not require embalming.
Under the statutes and rules and regulations of your state, give a list of reasons that the license of an embalmer can be suspended or revoked. license was illegally obtained; convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude; violating any rules or laws governing the disposition of bodies; immoral conduct; allowed an unlicensed person to embalm; drug and alcohol abuse; refuse to surrender a body
Under the statutes and rules and regulations of your state, when must a body be embalmed? There aren't any laws in the State of TN requiring embalming
When a state issues an embalming license to a qualified practitioner, it is declaring what 3 things? That embalming affects the public health, safety, & welfare and is subject to control in the public interest; That the state requires due regard & respect for the reverent care of the human body; That only qualified persons be authorized to embalm
What is the supreme ethic for the funeral service profession? Reverence for the Dead
Who said, "Show me the manner in which a nation or community cares for its dead and I will measure with mathematical exactness the tender sympathies of its people, their respect for the laws of the land, and their loyalty to high ideals." William Gladstone
What is the primary Religion in the United States? Judeo-Christian
Psychology is the study of human behavior (literally translated psychology means “the mind”)
Sociology is the study of the behavior of groups of human beings.
What is the best way to overcome death denial? Viewing & touching the body
What is the embalmer’s ultimate purpose? to make the body presentable for viewing so that the realization of the finality of death takes place practically and tastefully
The embalmer’s professional actions should always include what 3 things? courtesy, tact, and discretion
The Funeral Rule applies to all states Enacted on April 1984 – Amended 1994 Governs the activities of funeral directors/embalmers applies to all states; Enacted on April 1984 – Amended 1994; Governs the activities of funeral directors/embalmers
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