Caring for the Dead: Your Final Acts of Love:
A Complete Guide for Those Making Funeral
Arrangements With or Without a Funeral Director
Upper Access Publishers, 1998.
Legal requirements for home death in all states, the most comprehensive guide for
funeral issues. An update on legalities has been compiled since the book was
published and is available at www.funerals.org.
Handbook for Creating a Home Funeral
Lyons, Jerri and Janelle Van Melvin, 1998
Living Into Dying: A Journal of Spiritual and Practical Deathcare for Family and
Poer, Nancy Jewel
White Feather Publishing, 2002
Grave Matters: A Journey Through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of
My Final Wishes (pre-planning booklet)
Threshold Care Circle
Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully:
A Journey with Cancer and Beyond
Manahan, Nancy and Bohan, Becky
Beaver’s Pond Press, 2007
Laughing in a Waterfall: A Mother’s Memoir
Laughing Bridge Publishing, 2010
She Would Draw Flowers
Bergh, Kirsten Savitri
Alison’s Gift: The Song of a Thousand Hearts Opening
Nosila Publishing, 1999
Nursing Homes, Hospices, & End-of-Life Resources
Resource Guide: A Manual for Home Funeral Care.
Free download at www.crossings.net
Minnesota Threshold Network
Funeral Consumers Alliance
Funeral Ethics Organization
Trust for Natural Legacies
Living Consciously Dying Gracefully
Funeral planning, customs, etiquette, grief, find a funeral home, pet loss.
Funeral Consumers Alliance: www.funerals.org
A nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting a consumer's right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral. We do for funeral purchases what Consumer Reports does for products.
Growth House: www.growthhouse.org
Free access to over 4,000 pages of high-quality education materials about end-of-life care, palliative medicine, and hospice care, including the full text of several books. We provide education both for the general public and for health care professionals.
Hospice Foundation of America: www.hospicefoundation.org
Books, videos, and other end of life resources including how to locate hospice near you
Grief support groups, condolence advice, funeral etiquette and more.
American Hospice Foundation: www.americanhospice.org
Articles, publications and products (for sale), and workshops addressing end of life issues.