A term used to describe choices that tend to be current and popular with the times that we are currently living.
Persons that live in the here and now or the present time period.
A principled idea that calls for a certain action and treatment of the deceased in accordance with societal beliefs
A governmental enforcement of a rule that allows for a punishment to be served if not followed.
The terminology used to describe all the formal and ritualistic activities involved in order to accomplish the funeral.
The method that involves all the details and processes that must be accomplished to perform the final disposition of the body.
The portion of the family unit that consists of the father, the mother, and their children
Family of Procreation
A family unit that is produced by having children with your spouse.
Family of Origin
Your birth 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
The joining together of both mother and father with their children from previous marriages along with the children from the existing marriage.
The sharing of equal authority by male and females in regards to one's duty and leadership.
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.
Social behaviors in a traditional way.
A minority group within a society,
Social belief system of a group of people.
Belief that all cultures deserve to be treated with equality.
The social and cultural status of a group of people or individual.
Act of placing the deceased remains in the final resting or destination.
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.
A set of niches that are used to house the cremated remains of the deceased.
Services provided that allow for the maintenance required in a cemetery.
The sections of cemetery plots, crypts, or columbariums that are used to house the deceased remains.
A small section of ground in which the casket will be buried.
The preferred terminology in reference to a coffin or box used for the burial of a body.
The common practices of a particular society in their everyday life.
A family unit that places the father in the role of leadership.
A family unit that places the mother in the role of leadership
A ceremony that allows the participants to express their emotionaland behavioral responses to a death of another person
An icon that is connected in some way to form a meaningful representation in recognition of a religion, culture, or society.
A restriction or prohibition on the proformance of certain behaviors in regards to customary rituals.
A belief system that functions within a set of behaviors, customs, and rituals.
A solemn ceremony that marks a particular occasion.
Rites of Passage
The term given to important ceremonies that symbolizes events such as marriages, baptismals, or funerals
Policies or stipulations that govern the practices or methods used by an organization or group.
The direct burial or interment of the remains without making a concession for any type of ceremony or ritual.
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.
Overly integrated into society and willing to die for the group.
Results from a lack of regulation of the individual when the norms governing existence no longer control that individual.
Occurs when the person is inadeguately integrated into society.
Too much control over a person by society may lead to feelings of oppression under extremely strict rules.
Death by overwork, a current phenomenon of concern in Japan.
Individual knows what he or she is doing.
An excessive number of suicides occurring in close temporal and geographical proximity.
The formation or conception of suicide ideas by the mind.
The study of death-related behavior including actions and emotions concerned with dying, death, and bereavement.
Consequences that contribute to adjustment but were not intended. i. e., a funeral that becomes a family reunion.
French professionals who had monopoly on embalming
burial associations and societies
burial clubs that made funerals affordable for middle class
lie in state
Time period that persons of high status could be viewed before final disposition
Removal of all organs
long term storage of body at a tempareature below freezing
People related by blood
Appratus for cooling the body
Special board that allows the body to be cooled.
Variola is the poxvirus that causes smallpox
The pathogen that causes is Corynebacterium
Bacterial disease of the upper respiratory system caused by S. pyogenes
An arbovirus is injected into the skin by a mosquito, Aedes aegypti
Higher than normal appearance of an infectious disease or condition within a given population
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
Dr. Thomas Holmes
The Father of Embalming
Brown and Alexander
The funeral home of Presidents, Senators and Congressman.
The first black embalmer
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.