Now that you have read Chapter 8, "Last Rites: Funerals & Body Disposition," respond to the following questions.
1. What is the U.S. Federal Trade Commission 's (FTC) Funeral Rule? Describe how it works, providing examples.
The Funeral Rule requires providers of funeral goods and services to give consumers itemized lists of funeral goods and services that not only state price and descriptions, but also contain specific disclosures. This enables consumers to select and purchase only the goods and services they want, except for those which may be required by law and a basic services fee. Basically, because the family no longer takes care of the deceased themselves, we now leave it in the hands of professionals. With advanced technology and the common person 's lack of knowledge on how to properly prepare a body for a funeral, the FTC has guidelines set in place so that consumers don 't get screwed over in the process. Misrepresentations are prohibited such as embalming, for example, your state law requires either refrigeration or embalming after a certain period of …show more content…
Our book states, in contrast to other cultures, in the United States funerals or last rites are mainly focused on the survivors. I find this to be somewhat true because of how the public responds with sympathy and support for those left behind by the deceased. However, depending on the survivors of the deceased, for example, my mother and I, we focused on my dad 's last wishes and how he wanted his life to be celebrated with a memorial. Our main focus was to make him proud by following through with his choices in how he wanted to mark his death. Knowing I did everything I could to make him proud helped me cope with the loss. For others, having support and sympathy from family and friends, help them cope. Some might think having a prearranged funeral would better help or allow the survivors to cope with the loss, while others might want the distraction of planning. I suppose it all depends on how one
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This is your opportunity to ask questions and see what the funeral home has to offer. Take into consideration how they make you feel as well as cost, and don’t be afraid to shop around. If you already know the cemetery for the burial, they may offer recommendations on funeral homes they work closely with. Items and Services:
Embalming the elderly can be straight foward or very complicated depending on the medical conditions and severity of these conditions the decedent suffered from throughout life. Medications can pose their own problems in the prep room and physical conditions such as Kyphosis or arthritic conditions cause create a problem in the dressing room. I would begin by cleaning and disinfecting the decedent, first by using a topical disinfectant spray then by using a germicidal soap. I would then begin setting features starting with the closure of the mouth, I would use a needle injector if the decedent still had natural teeth and no signs of bone density loss, if the decedent has no natural teeth or displays signs of bone density loss then I would recommend use of mandibular or muscular suture to avoid damaging the mandable or maxillae. I would then use cotton or a mouth former and mortuary putty to begin smoothing any sunken areas in the face.
Dying declarations are reliable because according to Criminal Evidence: Approach to the Study of Criminal Evidence by J, Ingram, a statement that has been made by either a dying declarant or one believing that his/ her death was unavoidable, many states do allow the declaration to admit this into. civil cases, as prosecution for homicide cases, this is believed to be the same. (pg, 35) A statement is also considered as hearsay, the courts can and sometimes will allow a dying declaration as evidence in court against a defendant especially in a murder case for instance a victim explains to an officer or a witness how he/ she got their fatal injuries before death at the cause of the defendant. The dying declaration Rule 804 states that
Roe V Wade was one of the most controversial supreme court decisions in history, on January 22 1973 Both Roe V Wade and Doe V Bolton were decided with a majority vote 7 - 2 . In the early weeks of june a texan women named Norman McCovery discovered she was pregnant , not wanting the baby McCovery decided the best way to obtain an abortion was to falsely state that the baby she was carrying was conceived by rape, this attempt failed due to the fact that the police found no report or evidence to prove her alleged rape. McCovery decided to have an illegal abortion , This was extremely difficult because in 1821 Connecticut made abortion illegal and by 1910 illegal abortion was a criminal offence in all states for both the patient and the physician performing the procedure ; Sadly
The use of rituals, such as a burial or ceremony, can help promote grief. In his travels, the grief that Odysseus displayed, was openly welcomed and supported by the people he came across in his travels. It was accepted as normal. While we know much more today about grief and loss then back then, we are still working to accept and support those who are grieving. In my opinion society today would benefit from approaching grief openly and naturally, similar to the people in the time of The
It could also be that there has been a lack of support from family when a death/dying has occurred and this could have left a negative impact on an individual. Or maybe somebody hasn’t had family/friends to guide and support them through difficult periods. 2.1 - Explain the aims and principles of end of life care The aims and principles of end of life care would be to ensure that the individual’s views and wishes are being followed and respected. This would be where we work together with the individual and their family members to assure that the dying process goes as gently and get to live comfortably till they pass.
1 Outline the factors that can affect an individual’s views on death and dying •Social •Cultural •Religious •Spiritual 2 Outline the factors that can affect own views on death and dying •Emotional •Past experience •Psychological •Religious •Social •Spiritual 3 Outline how the factors relating to views on death and dying can impact on practice Current and previous professional roles and responsibilities and past; boundaries limited by legal and ethical issues; professional codes of practice - internal and national; impact of management and leadership; input from other team members and workers. 4 Define how attitudes of others may influence an individual’s choices around death and dying different models of nursing care; person-centred
In fact, it involves helping the relatives emotionally, as losing someone you love naturally invokes feelings of intense grief, sadness and anger. Learning about different psychological and therapeutic ways to console a mourning family in textbooks might be simple, but putting these methods in practice is more complicated. When Alexandre first started working at the funeral home, facing families gave him a lot of anxiety. For example, he would sweat excessively when talking to them and would often feel flustered. In addition, dealing with families also involves juggling the economic side of funeral services and possible ethical dilemmas.
A funeral director is known as a mortician. Most people call them the undertaker. Their job is to entail the embalming, burial, or cremation of someone who has died. They also help the bereaving family plan the arrangements of the actual funeral and ceremony. Mortician may be asked to do the following: dressing the body in garments, casketing the body, and cossetting the person.
Full-time salaried employees and part-time salaried employees are eligible to use bereavement leave. All other employees are not eligible for a paid bereavement leave but, with management’s approval, may use leave to attend a funeral or handle family affairs. For full-time salaried employees, bereavement leave of up to three days with pay is provided in cases death in the immediate family providing such length of time is required. For part-time salaried employees, bereavement leave of up to one day (8 hours) with pay is provided in cases of death in the immediate family For the purpose of this policy, “immediate family” is defined to include spouse, parent, stepparent, foster parent, sibling, stepsibling, grandchild, child (whether by blood,
I have come to the United States to study their culture related to the end of life and how the American people celebrate or deal with death. The first thing that I observed was what happens when a person dies. In this case when a person dies is classified when the heart and other major organs have stopped. When a person dies the person does not have any senses, emotions, the body itself have clinically stop working. My observation shown that when a person dies, the family is in great suffering for the loss of their significant other.
She further explains how America is the only country in the world that has the custom of having the option of having an open casket funeral, a custom which perplex many people from other cultures. This revelation causes the reader, who may be American, to question and contrast different customs, and how the American custom surrounding death differs vastly from others around the world. Mitford writes, “Consequently well over 90 percent of all American funerals feature the open casket-a custom unknown in other parts of the world. Foreigners are astonished by it” (Mitford 5). She goes on to tell a short story regarding an English woman who went to her American coworker’s funeral.
The process of mourning is more external, public and cultural than grieving which is more internal and private. Some rituals are followed in some cultures when one is in mourning and these include the wearing of black garments during the period of mourning to communicate to the public that one is dealing with loss and is emotionally wounded. The positive side of grief The grief of loss is hurting and often unbearable. It is not easy to have a positive view of life when one is hurting.