Hospice and Home Funerals In-Service Series
This is a three-year license for hospice organizations to deliver in-service training about home funerals.
Hospice Home Funeral Introduction with your instructor, Lee Webster. Learn how to use this course most effectively in your hospice program.
#1 Hospice Home Funeral We discuss what a home funeral is, who might want one, what the legal facts are, what the family's responsibilities are, and learn something about disposition options and products.
#2 Hospice Home Funeral We go over the details of hospice responsibilities, legal protocols and protections, liability safeguards, ideas and resources.
Hospice Home Funeral Volunteer Training This training is designed for anyone wishing to support families with relevant funeral information, library and toolkit resources
Julie Lanoie, hospice RN and home funeral expert, discusses the legal requirements for nurses who go to pronounce when a family chooses to keep a loved one home
Dina Stander, hospice board member and end of life navigator, tells stories about her experience supporting families and hospice personnel in home and hospital settings in the minutes and hours after death
Janice McDermott, veteran director of hospice and palliative care, explains how the bridge between hospice care and after-death support affects hospice personnel ability to be effective and stay within the agency guidelines
Donna Belk, hospice volunteer and home funeral expert, talks about her desire for focus on the spiritual wellbeing of the family instead of logistics in the time immediately after the death
Merilynne Rush, RN and director of The Dying Year, relates the importance of hospice support for after death care and what it looks like in a state that legally requires a funeral director to be involved
The Movement to Bring Death Closer - The New York Times
The Surprising Satisfactions of a Home Funeral Smithsonian Magazine
The Emotional Wallop of My Friend's Green Burial
A Home Funeral Timeline and Common Home Funeral Questions
How Hospices Can Support Families Seeking ‘Green’ Burials - Hospice News
8 Ways Hospices Can Support Home Funeral Families
Release of a Body to Next of Kin
Becoming a Hospice Volunteer Funeral Educator
Caution Dead Ahead Lee Webster
Defining Home Funeral Guides AFD 5.17
EOLD Hospice HFG Overlap
Hospices Engage with Death Doulas to Support Patients - Hospice News
End of Life Doulas – Compassionate Support and Expert Guidance for Your Family Through the Sacred Journey
The End-of-life Doula ASA Merilynne Rush 10.22
The End-of-Life Doula Movement - Today's Geriatric Medicine
Saratsis article NHPCO Peds e-journal
The Yellow Flower
What to Do When Families’ Home Funeral Rights Are Challenged
What to Expect When Funeral Shopping
Book Reading List
Hospice Action Plan
Designation of Agent for After Death Arrangements Form
Release of a Body to Next of Kin
Sample Body Release Policy Language
Quick Guide to Home Funerals By State
States Where Families Must Hire a Funeral Director
Legal Burial Requirements by State
This is an in-service curriculum built for hospice organizations.
The curriculum is a series of videos, reading, forms, lists, examples, charts, handouts to help hospice organizations better understand home funerals.
This is a three-year license to use the curriculum, including any updates or improvements made to the content during that time.