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  1. Modern
    A term used to describe choices that tend to be current and popular with the times that we are currently living.
  2. Contemporary
    Persons that live in the here and now or the present time period.
  3. Mores
    A principled idea that calls for a certain action and treatment of the deceased in accordance with societal beliefs
  4. Law
    A governmental enforcement of a rule that allows for a punishment to be served if not followed.
  5. Funeral Rite
    The terminology used to describe all the formal and ritualistic activities involved in order to accomplish the funeral.
  6. Funeralization
    The method that involves all the details and processes that must be accomplished to perform the final disposition of the body.
  7. Nuclear Family
    The portion of the family unit that consists of the father, the mother, and their children
  8. Family of Procreation
    A family unit that is produced by having children with your spouse.
  9. Family of Origin
    Your birth family
  10. Extended Family
    The mother, the father, their children, the wives and children of the son's within the family. This does not include the married daughters' husbands or children
  11. Blended Family
    The joining together of both mother and father with their children from previous marriages along with the children from the existing marriage.
  12. Egalitarian
    The sharing of equal authority by male and females in regards to one's duty and leadership.
  13. Demographic
    The information that is provided in statistical form regarding the number of births, deaths, marriages, income levels, and other data in relation to a certain population.
  14. Customs
    Social behaviors in a traditional way.
  15. Subculture
    A minority group within a society,
  16. Culture
    Social belief system of a group of people.
  17. Cultural Relativism
    Belief that all cultures deserve to be treated with equality.
  18. Class
    The social and cultural status of a group of people or individual.
  19. Disposition
    Act of placing the deceased remains in the final resting or destination.
  20. Crypt
    A structure found above ground on a cemetery property that can hold either a single body within a tomb or a series of bodies in multiple tombs.
  21. Columbarium
    A set of niches that are used to house the cremated remains of the deceased.
  22. Cemetery Services
    Services provided that allow for the maintenance required in a cemetery.
  23. Cemetery Property
    The sections of cemetery plots, crypts, or columbariums that are used to house the deceased remains.
  24. Cemetery Plot
    A small section of ground in which the casket will be buried.
  25. Casket
    The preferred terminology in reference to a coffin or box used for the burial of a body.
  26. Folkways
    The common practices of a particular society in their everyday life.
  27. Patriarchal
    A family unit that places the father in the role of leadership.
  28. Matriarchal
    A family unit that places the mother in the role of leadership
  29. Ritual
    A ceremony that allows the participants to express their emotionaland behavioral responses to a death of another person
  30. Symbol
    An icon that is connected in some way to form a meaningful representation in recognition of a religion, culture, or society.
  31. Taboos
    A restriction or prohibition on the proformance of certain behaviors in regards to customary rituals.
  32. Religion
    A belief system that functions within a set of behaviors, customs, and rituals.
  33. Rite
    A solemn ceremony that marks a particular occasion.
  34. Rites of Passage
    The term given to important ceremonies that symbolizes events such as marriages, baptismals, or funerals
  35. Rules
    Policies or stipulations that govern the practices or methods used by an organization or group.
  36. Immediate Disposition
    The direct burial or interment of the remains without making a concession for any type of ceremony or ritual.
  37. Alienation
    Not feeling in control and not feeling a part of a situation. This often results in a lack of self-realization and a feeling of powerlessness and hopelessness.
  38. Altruistic Suicide
    Overly integrated into society and willing to die for the group.
  39. Anomic Suicide
    Results from a lack of regulation of the individual when the norms governing existence no longer control that individual.
  40. Egoistic Suicide
    Occurs when the person is inadeguately integrated into society.
  41. Fatalistic Suicide
    Too much control over a person by society may lead to feelings of oppression under extremely strict rules.
  42. Karoshi
    Death by overwork, a current phenomenon of concern in Japan.
  43. Rational Suicide
    Individual knows what he or she is doing.
  44. Suicide Cluster
    An excessive number of suicides occurring in close temporal and geographical proximity.
  45. Suicide Ideation
    The formation or conception of suicide ideas by the mind.
  46. Thanatology
    The study of death-related behavior including actions and emotions concerned with dying, death, and bereavement.
  47. Latent Function
    Consequences that contribute to adjustment but were not intended. i. e., a funeral that becomes a family reunion.
  48. barber-surgeons
    French professionals who had monopoly on embalming
  49. burial associations and societies
    burial clubs that made funerals affordable for middle class
  50. lie in state
    Time period that persons of high status could be viewed before final disposition
  51. disembowelling
    Removal of all organs
  52. putrefaction
  53. cryonics
    long term storage of body at a tempareature below freezing
  54. kinship groups
    People related by blood
  55. corpse cooler
    Appratus for cooling the body
  56. cooling board
    Special board that allows the body to be cooled.
  57. Smallpox
    Variola is the poxvirus that causes smallpox
  58. diphtheria
    The pathogen that causes is Corynebacterium
  59. scarlet fever
    Bacterial disease of the upper respiratory system caused by S. pyogenes
  60. yellow fever
    An arbovirus is injected into the skin by a mosquito, Aedes aegypti
  61. epidemic disease
    Higher than normal appearance of an infectious disease or condition within a given population
  62. 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
  63. Dr. Thomas Holmes
    The Father of Embalming
  64. Brown and Alexander
    The funeral home of Presidents, Senators and Congressman.
  65. Prince Greer
    The first black embalmer
  66. Samuel Rogers
    The inventor of the trocar in 1878 patent described the trocar much as it exists today. The 1880 patent was issued for using trocar thrust through a single point to distribute preservative fluid throughout the trunk viscera.

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