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Blessings and Healing Quotes
This section contains blessings, prayers and healing quotes often helpful in the healing process, when coping with illness or during the dying process. These blessings, quotes and prayers may be helpful when coping with the hospitalization of family members, planning memorial or celebrations of life services or inspire you to write your own blessing.

Booklets & Brochures on Death, Dying & Bereavement
This section contains print and online booklets and brochures about various issues surrounding Death, Dying and Bereavement. Booklets and brochures that may be helpful for the dying, for caregivers, for parents, for volunteers and for professionals are also included. Many are available as downloadable, printable PDF Files.

Books: Online, eBooks & Print on Death, Dying & Bereavement
This section contains print, eBooks and online books about various issues surrounding Death, Dying and Bereavement. Books that may be helpful for the dying, for caregivers, for parents, for volunteers and for professionals are also included.

Final Resting Place - Cemetery
The cemetery, or land is specifically designated as a burying ground, is one of the more common choices of a final resting place. This section provides information and resources for choosing a cemetery burial, some of the options involved with a burial and links to online virtual cemeteries.

Burial, Cremation and Terms for the Disposition of the Body
There are many different terms used for the choices of burial or disposition of the body. Various terms used for burial, cremation and disposition of the body are defined.

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Caregivers can be so concerned about taking care of their loved ones, that they lose sight of their own health and well being. This section provides information and resources specifically for caregivers so that they remember to take care of themselves.

Resources to Help in Caring for Those Who are Dying
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Leading Causes and Risks of Death
This section includes the leading causes of deaths for different age groups in the United States. Also included are the risks of death or odds of a person dying from various accidents and injuries.

Checklists for Various Death, Dying and Bereavement Matters
Checklists are a helpful way of organizing the many tasks that must be dealt with prior to and/or following the death of a loved one. Methodically working your way through a printed list of tasks makes the process a bit easier. These checklists include information on various matters related to death and dying.

Planning a Child's Memorial or Funeral Service
Dealing with the death of a child is often one of the most difficult challenges parents may face. This section offers information and resources to help parents in planning the memorial or funeral service for their child (children) and also includes information for funeral directors.

Children, Death and Dying
Much as we might like to try, we are unable to shelter our children from the realities of life--loss and death. Children are impacted by loss and death very differently than adults. This section includes information and resources for parents, grandparents, teachers and other significant adults to help children who are dealing with loved ones who are dying or experiencing death.

Health Video Resource - Helping Your Child Through A Death in the Family
Children are affected by death differently than adults and as a consequence deal with the death and express their grief in a variety of ways, not necessarily in the same way as adults. This video offers some helpful suggestions for parents, teachers and significant adults to help a child cope with death in the family.

Children Trauma and Disasters
Many children, adolescents and young adults experience physical and emotional injuries from traumas, disasters tragedies. They may lose friends, teachers, or family members in accidents or tragic events, or witness traumatic events on television. This section includes information and resources for parents, grandparents, teachers and other significant adults to help young people avoid emotional problems following a traumatic event.

Children Loss, Grief and Bereavement
Children and adolescents are not immune to facing loss. When they encounter loss children too will experience a grief response. This section includes information and resources for parents, grandparents, teachers and other significant adults who are interested in helping the grieving child or adolescent.

Complicated Grief, Mourning or Bereavement
Complications of grief can result when there is unresolved grief, a delay in the process of mourning and a grief response that persists over time. Major Depression, Anxiety, Suicide and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are all potential problems than can result from complicated grief or mourning.

Coping After a Long Term Illness - Dealing with Death After a Long Term Illness
Coping with the loss of a loved one after a prolonged or long term illness can pose certain challenges for survivors. Survivors often experience anticipatory grief, grieving before the death as a way of coping with the eventual loss, but grieve again after the death has occurred. This section offers helpful resources for coping with the loss of a loved one after a long term illness.

Coping with the Loss of a Parent - Dealing with the Death of a Parent
The death of a parent can be a very shocking and life-changing experience. Suddenly the person that you turned to for their wisdom and their advice is no longer available. Suddenly you may find yourself the oldest generation of the family. This section offers resources and information for helping cope with the loss of a parent.

Coping with the Loss of a Spouse - Dealing with the Death of a Spouse
Coping with the loss of a spouse is often one of the difficult challenges in life, whether the spouse dies in middle age, old age or somewhere in between. The surviving spouse, now a widow or widower, faces many challenges in coming to terms with a life without their friend and partner. This section offers helpful resources for coping with the loss of a spouse.

Healthy Coping Resources and Strategies
Trying to figure out what to do just to make it through to the next moment during difficult times can be challenging. This section includes a variety of resources, information and healthy strategies for coping with a loss, death or major life-changing events and the grief response that results.

Coping with and Living after the Death of a Child
Parents who have lost a child often state that coping with the loss of their child is one of the most difficult, if not the most difficult challenge they have ever faced. This section offers information and resources to help parents cope with this most difficult and painful loss.

Coping with the Loss of a Pet - Dealing with the Difficult Choices as a Pet Owner
Pets are often regarded as important members of the family. Pet owners often find themselves in the difficult position of having to make heart wrenching choices about end of life care for an aging or ill pet. This section offers helpful resources for making those difficult choices and then coping with the death of a companion pet.

Coping with the Holidays After the Loss of a Loved One
The holiday season can be challenging for survivors who have experienced a major lost such as the loss of a loved one and having the holiday blues. This section provides resources to understand and with the Holiday Blues whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa.

Final Resting Place - Cremation and Inurnment
Cremation or reduction of a corpse to ashes, is one of the more common choices of a final resting place. This section provides information and resources on cremation as well as resources from the traditional to the more unusual.

Cultural Perspectives on Death, Dying and Bereavement
Death can impact people on both a personal and a cultural level. This section includes information and resources on different cultural perspectives that may be helpful in increasing sensitivity and awareness when dealing with people from different cultures in matters related to death, dying and bereavement.

Cultural Aspects of Death, Dying and Bereavement
Death, dying and bereavement find a way of impacting our daily living. We see images of real or fictional death when watching television or movies. Death can impact us on a personal and a cultural level. This section includes information on the cultural aspects and attitudes of death, dying and bereavement, exploring death in art, music, the media, religion/spirituality, humor and history.

What is a Good Death - Twelve Principles of a Good Death
Twelve principles of a Good Death were identified in The Future of Health and Care of Older People by the Debate of the Age Health and Care Study Group. These principles of a good death are included in the article.

Death Discovery, Declaration, Notification & Certificates
Starting with recognizing that a death has occurred, to declaring a death, notifying the survivors and issuing a death certificate there are many practical matters that must be dealt with in the period immediately following a death.

Language of Death: Euphemisms, Slang, Metaphors, Death Talk
People and professionals often go to great lengths to avoid using the terms [i]death, dying, dead.[/i] This section includes examples of some of the indirect language, slang and metaphors used in common language and by professions and professionals who deal with issues of death and dying.

Elaborate Public Funerals and State Funerals
Elaborate public funeral ceremony are held on a larger scale to honor heads of state and other important people of national or religious significance. This section provides links to examples of elaborate public funerals, state funerals, or other funerals of note.

End-of-Life Care, Hospice Quotes and Poems
Quotes and poems can often convey in few words the meaning of and depth of feelings about a particular topic. This collection of quotes and poems on hospice and end of life care convey what can be learned about dying and the dying process, insights into this final phase of life and the importance of being with the dying.

Estate Planning, Power of Attorney, Living Trusts & Probate
One of several sections devoted to the legal issues that surround End-of-Life Care. Some can be dealt with prior to death, others after the death. This section focuses on Estate Planning, Power of Attorney, Living Trusts and Probate.

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide - Murder, Mercy Killing or Providing A Good Death
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide are hotly debated topics by the public and in the medical field. Some terminal patients may chose to electively end their life in a practice termed Voluntary Euthanasia or Assisted Suicide. This section provides information and resources on these topics.

Euthanasia Definitions and Terminology - Different Types of Euthanasia
There are many different terms used to describe the different types of Euthanasia or the deliberate action by a physician or other individual with the intent to end another's life for benevolent motives.

Exotic and Unusual Final Resting Places
People are getting more creative with their choices of final resting places. Some are choosing to be scattered or buried at sea, some are choosing to have part of their remains sent into space or made into art pieces or jewelry. This section looks at some of these exotic and unusual final resting places.

Famous and Memorable Eulogies or Memorial Speeches - Collection of Famous Eulogies
A eulogy is a formal expression of praise for someone who has died often delivered at a funeral. A memorial speech given in memory of someone who has died at a memorial service. This collection includes some of the famous and memorable eulogies, memorial speeches and moving tributes that have been delivered.

Fascination with Death
What is it about the concept of death that both fascinate and repels us? It may be part of the struggle to deal with our own mortality. This section provides information and resources on many of the ways death has been portrayed by cultures and societies.

Films and Video about Death, Dying and Bereavement
This section contains films, movies and videos about various issues surrounding Death, Dying and Bereavement. Film resources that may be used in the classroom setting or in explaining death to children are also included.

Final Resting Place: Burial, Cremation and Other Options
Another one of the practical aspects that must be dealt with after a death is what will happen to the remains of the person who has died. The most common choices are burial or cremation. This section provides information on choosing a final resting place as well as some of the different options being now offered.

Funeral, Burial, Cremation and Disposition of the Body Terms
There are many different terms used for funerals and choices of burial or disposition of the body. Various terms used by the funeral industry for services, burial, cremation and disposition of the body are defined.

Funeral & Funeral Industry
After a person dies there are many decisions that need to be made about the funeral, the type of service, finding a funeral provider, funeral costs, options and what to do about the final disposition of the body. This section provides information about funerals and the funeral industry.

Definition of Whole Brain Death
Definition of Whole Brain Death

Grief and Grieving - The Normal Response to Loss
Grief is the normal response to a loss or a significant live changing event. This section looks at articles, information and resources specific to grief and the grieving process, bereavement and mourning.

Hospice Palliative and End of Life Care Terms
There are many different terms use in the field of hospice, palliative and end of life care. This category includes the definitions for common terms and some of the legal terms used in end of life care.used.

Hospice Volunteers - End of Life Doulas - Loss from the Doula Perspective
Hospice Volunteers or End of Life Doulas provide companionship, comfort, emotional and spiritual support for people at the end of life, often whose life expectancy is 18 months or less. This section offers information on Hospice Volunteers, End of Life Doulas as well as loss from a traditional doula's perspective.

Hospice Volunteers - End of Life Doulas - Loss from the Doula Perspective
Hospice Volunteers or End of Life Doulas provide companionship, comfort, emotional and spiritual support for people at the end of life, often whose life expectancy is 18 months or less. This section offers information on Hospice Volunteers, End of Life Doulas as well as loss from a traditional doula's perspective.

Legal Issues at the End of Life
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Legal Matters After a Death
There are many legal matters surrounding the death of a person. Some of these matters can be dealt with prior to death, others after the death. This section looks at the reading of the will, disposition of the dying person's property and assets during probate. It also underscores the importance of Advanced Care Planning, Advance Care Directives, Living Wills, Power of Attorney and Living Trusts.

Living after a Death: Resources for Survivors
Coping with the loss of a loved one is often one of the most difficult challenges a person may face. This section provides information and resources to help survivors cope and keep living after a death. This section includes general coping strategies, how to cope with death in the workplace, specific coping strategies for different types of death and ways of helping children and adolescents cope with death. Also included is information about life beyond death, near death experiences and organ donation.

Living with Dying: Resources for the Living, the Dying & Caregivers
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Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Mourning Terms
There are many different terms used with loss, grief, bereavement and mourning. The various terms and variations on the terms are defined.

Loss and Losses Experienced in a Lifetime
Loss is the disappearance of something cherished, such as a person, possession, position or property. There are many different types of loss that can be experienced as part of the process of living. This section explores these losses.

Loss, Grief, Mourning and Bereavement
Loss is the disappearance of something cherished. Bereavement is the state of being deprived of something. Grief is the normal response to a loss. Mourning refers to the outward expression of grief. This section includes information, resources and healthy coping strategies to help those grieving a loss or a significant life changing event. Information is included on the types of losses, normal grief, how to distinguish between grief and depression, recognizing complicated grief as well as providing healthy coping strategies and ways of creatively coping with grief. Also includes is information on and resources for those experiencing disenfranchised loss or grief, ambiguous loss and hidden sorrows.

Musical Memorial Tributes - Remembering Those Who Have Died with Music
Music has been used to honor the dead throughout history from the formal Requiem Mass to songs written as special tributes for someone who has died. Musical tributes can be very moving, perhaps because they combine words with music to remember and honor those who have died.

Obituaries and Death Notices
As we get older the obituary section is often the first thing many people read in the news each day a check to ensure that they are not listed. This section answers many of the questions that people may have about obituaries, death notices, new obituaries and information that may be needed to prepare an obituary.

Organ and Tissue Donation
Organ Donation can be viewed as a way living on, even after a death, that death can bring life. It is a way of giving the gift of life to others. This section provides information and resources to encourage people to learn more, be inspired, become a donor and give life. Also included are links to stories that will inspire.

End-of-Life/Palliative Care and Hospice: Caring for the Dying
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Funeral Care and Memorial Assist Forms
This section contains downloadable, printable PDF Files of various forms to help in planning and organizing many of the events that occur following a death--funeral, memorial and death notices. These forms have been specially developed for visitors to the Death, Dying and Bereavement site.

Hospice, Palliative Care for Newborns, Infants and Children
Newborns, Infants and Children and their families need medical, psychological, social and spiritual support for those who are facing the end of a short life. Resources and information about Hospice or Palliative care for newborns, infants, and children surrounding End-of-life care are shared.

Hospice, End of Life and Palliative Care for Pets
Pet Hospices allow pet owners to care for their dying pets at home supported by veterinarians. Resources and information about Hospice or Palliative care for companion pets at the end of life are shared along with bereavement resources for their owners.

Poems and Poetry
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Poetry Collections
These various resources in this section contain collections of poems to read. Poems in these collections can be used as helpful resources when writing a eulogy or planning a funeral or memorial service. Other collections of poems have been selected for their healing qualities.

Preventing Dying by Promoting Longevity and Health
One of the best ways to prevent the dying process and encourage longevity through health promotion, safety and education. This section provides information on healthy life style choices--nutrition, physical activity, prevention, lifestyle choices and stress management to prevent chronic disease and promote a long life. Information and education on accident prevention and safety issues are also included.

Preventing Dying by Promoting Longevity and Health
One of the best ways of preventing the dying process is through health promotion, safety and education. This section provides information on healthy life style choices--nutrition, physical activity, prevention, lifestyle choices and stress management to prevent chronic disease and promote a long life. Information and education on accident prevention and safety issues are also included.

Recommended Resources from the Death, Dying and Bereavement Guide
I believe that knowledge empowers us to cope with the difficult challenges in life. This section includes carefully selected resources and knowledge for visitors to read, watch, share, print, utilize or visit and in the process learn more about Death, Dying and Bereavement.

Remember a Loved One at Christmas - Hanukkah - Kwanzaa - Remembering at the Holidays
The holiday season can be challenging for those who have lost a loved one and are grieving the holiday without him or her. This section provides a collection of resources with suggestions for ways of remembering your loved one, whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa.

Remembering the Dead: Resources for Funerals, Memorials & Celebrations
There are many different ways of remembering those who have died from traditional funeral services to the newer celebration of life services. This section provides information on helping to honor and commemorate those who have died. Included is information on planning a funeral, memorial or remembrance service, celebration of life ceremony, how to write a eulogy or obituary and some of the cultural traditions surrounding remembering the dead.

Remember a Loved One with an Ornament - I Remember You, Angel - Remembering at the Holidays
This photograph is of an grieving angel statue holding a pinkish-red rose. The text "I Remember You" has been superimposed on the photograph. Copyright vhc, the Violet Heart Collection, 2004.

Remember a Loved One with An Angel Ornament - Remembering at the Holidays
The holidays can be challenging times for those who have lost a loved one. One way of the many ways of coping with the holidays is to hang a special ornament. This gallery provides three different grieving angel photographs that can be printed out, decorated and shared to honor and remember a loved one who has died - Tears of an Angel, We Remember You and I Remember You.

Remembrance and Bereavement Photography - Creating Special Memories
A listing of information and resources about Remembrance Photography or Bereavement Photography. These are very special photographers who are able to bring comfort to parents at the end of a child's life with photographic remembrances.

Poetry Resources, Collections and Articles
This section contains various resources about poetry and the use of poetry as part of poetry therapy. Also included are links for organizations and other helpful resources on poetry therapy.

Resources for Starting the Conversations - Conversations Before the Crisis - Talking about End-of-Life Wishes
Conversations about End of Life care and one's wishes may be difficult to get started, but can be helpful for both the person at the end of life and their loved ones. This section provides resources and information to help start those discussions and talk about the topics about end of life care that people need to consider before the crisis.

Sudden Death - Trauma, Disasters, Suicide and Murder
A Sudden Death occurs without any forewarning; it is unanticipated. In addition to often being a sudden death a Traumatic Death often violent, mutilating or destructive, random and/or preventable, involves multiple deaths or one in which the mourner has a personal encounter with death. These sudden, accidental, unexpected or traumatic death shatters the world as we know it; they leave us feeling shaken, unsure and vulnerable. This section provides various resources and information about different types of sudden or traumatic deaths.

Suicide, Suicidal Behavior and Prevention
Suicide is often viewed as a response to a single stressful event; it is a complex issue involving biological, psychological, social and environmental factors. It can be a sudden and often an unexpected death that devastates the survivors--families, friends and those who attempted to end their life. Suicide may be a choice that patients make. Information is provided on suicide, suicidal behavior, prevention and resources for the survivors.

Suicide and Euthanasia Terms
There are many different terms used in the field of Suicidology--a science dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide. Terminal patients may make a decision to end their life in a practice termed Euthanasia. The various terms used in suicidology and different types of euthanasia are defined.

Those Who Have Died From Sudden and Traumatic Deaths
Sudden, accidental, unexpected or traumatic deaths are often some of the most difficult on the survivors feeling shaken, unsure and vulnerable. This section provides links to articles about those who have died from sudden, accidental, unexpected or traumatic deaths.

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Turning Tragedy into a Tribute - Healing After a Loved Ones Death - Adversity into Activism
Turning a tragedy into a tribute is one of the ways that the survivors can keep going and and keep living after the traumatic loss of a loved one. This section highlights some of the many ways that people have found of making some meaning after a tragedy, a personal loss or a loved one's death.

New Funeral/Memorial Traditions & Remembrance Practices
As long as people have lived, they have also been dying, leaving the survivors to figure out ways of disposing of their dead. This section explores some of the common and the more unique practices surrounding death, final memorial or funeral services, burial options and remembrances. Included are some of the current trends in funeral care and creating new traditions.

Remember a Loved One with an Ornament We Remember You, Angel - Remembering at the Holidays
This photograph is of an grieving angel statue holding a pinkish-red rose. The text "We Remember You" has been superimposed on the photograph. Copyright vhc, the Violet Heart Collection, 2004.