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|General Information||Grief and the Grieving Process||Terminal Illness/Hospice||Near Death Experiences|
|Methods of Disposition||Cryonic Suspension||Funeral and Memorial Planning||Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide|
|Legal Issues||Organ Donation|
DeathNet : Lots and lots of good resources on death and grief.
Raindrop - Death Education For Children Of All Ages : A great site for all kinds of information.
The Sociology of Death: A key web site for accessing important information on the sociology of death, including: general resources; death across cultures and time; symbolic immortality and longevity; death and social institutions, political economies, medicine, and religion; moral debates; and personal impacts of death.
Death, Mourning and Caring links
Loss and Change
: One of the oldest grief sites on the net, founded by Cendra
Lynn. Offers many grief-related email discussion lists for
specialized types of bereavement. Also sells books and
bereavement supplies and offers a memorial section.
Grief Relief by Victor Parachin : Victor Parachin, NFDA grief educator and minister, specializes in grief and bereavement topics. I highly recommend this site!
Mental Health Net Self-Help Resources: Grief : An excellent link list compiled by Mental Health Net, a comprehensive guide to mental health online, featuring over 3,700 individual resources.
Crisis, Grief and Healing: ONE OF THE BEST SOURCES ON THE WEB. Devoted to helping peole understand and therefore better be able to deal with their grief, paying attention to the different ways the genders grieve.
Death-Dying.Com : A good information and support resource on death and grief topics. Includes an "Ask the Expert" are, a funeral planner, information for widows and widowers, loss of loved one, near-death experiences, terminal illness and hospice topics, and links to other related resources.
Grief Recovery Online (GROWW) : Originally founded by widows and widowers, this site offers grief support for all bereaved persons. The site has several interactive message boards and a chat room encouraging users to post memorials and grief-related messages. Has links to various individual memorial pages on the net.
Grief: A Time to Heal , Will I Ever Stop Hurting? A Parent's Grief , When the Holidays Hurt: 19 Ways to Ease the Pain , Children and Death , Co-Worker Death , Parent Death , and When a Baby Has Died : All from the National Funeral Directors Association. Excellent material.
Loss : A page devoted to grief issues surrounding the loss
of a pet, because they
are part of our family too.
Prayer Corner : A site specializing in grief support from a Christian perspective. Features include readings from Christian scriptures, a memorial area, and a brief link list.
Shiva Foundation : A non-profit organization in Santa Fe, New
to healing through loss. Site includes grief FAQs, information about author and speaker Deborah Morris Coryell, and links to related resources.
Grief and Loss Resource Center
Association for Death Education and Counseling
Counseling For Loss And Life Changes : Professional clinical counselor Jane Bissler offers this site to give grieving people a place to access information, exchange ideas, and share their own personal experiences in regards to the grieving process. Features include articles on various aspects of grief, a chat room, an online bookstore, a memorial section, a children's corner, links to related sites, and other features.
Bereaved Families Online : Exceptional site.
Mourning over a child's death , Grieving a parentís death and How long does mourning last? : All from Go Ask Alice.
Grief in a Family Context: An Internet-based distance learning course in family grief support issues offered by Indiana University. Web pages provide the core reading materials, with references and links to many Internet resources.
Hygeia -- An Online Journal for Pregnancy and Neonatal Loss
Frequently Asked Questions about Miscarriage
For Those Who Have Had Miscarriages
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Network : This site has an excellent collection of links to SIDS resources and to general grief sites.
American Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Institute
The Arizona SIDS Alliance
You Are Not Alone : A links page supporting parents who have suffered a miscarriage or other infant loss.
Empty Arms Webring : Home page for a webring of sites created by parents who are grieving the loss of a child. Most of the sites on the ring are individual memorials. The home site, operated by Lisa Barney,offers a good link list, an ICQ directory for online chat rooms, an email newsletter, and other features.
My Mom Is A Survivor : This is the host site for the "My Mom Is A Survivor" webring which connects bereavement sites for mothers who have lost a child. There are nearly fifty sites as of August, 1998.
Parents Of Murdered Children (POMC) : POMC will assist any survivor and, if possible, link that survivor with others in the same vicinity who have survived their loved one's homicide. POMC is a national organization with over 100 chapters throughout the United States.
Journey Of Hearts : Provides links and resources related to various types of loss, major life changes and grief. Encourages mental and physical well-being during life transitions by presenting poetry, inspirational messages, stress management tips, humor, and musical recommendations.
Being a Supportive Friend to a Grieving Person
Bereavement and Hospice Support Netline : A searchable on-line directory of bereavement support groups and hospice bereavement programs throughout the United States.
Illness and Bereavement Chat : available for anyone affected
by serious illness or death.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D. "On Death and Dying" : Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D., has been one of the foremost authorities in the field of death, dying and transition for over 20 years, and practically invented this field as an area of legitimate discourse in the medical community. This site provides an interesting interview with her by Daniel Redwood.
I Die : A well-designed and informative site, it discusses personal
about death and dying, through a wealth of personal stories, an interactive
discussion forum, and thought-provoking essays.
Dealing with Death : A long essay on terminal illness.
Diagnosis: Terminal Illness
Friends Indeed Library : Great site that even has a chat room,
so you can share your feelings.
Terminal Illness and Bereavement Chat : A chatroom specifically for the topic.
Hospice and home care
Death with dignity
Hospice Home Page
Health File - Hospice Helps Cope with Terminal Illness
All About Hospice: A Consumer's Guide
Dying Well -- Resources for patients and families facing life-limiting illness
Comforting the Dying Patient
Near Death Experiences:
The Typical Near Death Experience - Dr. Raymond Moody
Dr. Raymond Moody's Homepage : The leading authority on NDE's.
Betty Eadie's Home Page : The author of "Embraced by the Light".
Beyond the Veil : A Near Death Experiencer answers questions most people are afraid to ask.
Crossing Over with John Edward : The psychic medium that allows the dead to speak through him
What's New on the Afterlife Site : Frequently asked questions.
Life After Death Described : This site has some interesting links.
Near Death Experiences and the Afterlife : This is a mega-site for NDE information.
The International Association for Near-Death Studies
NDE Research : Statistical results of 35,540 NDE accounts.
Theories of Near Death Experiences: Covers all of the basic
scientific explanations for NDE's.
An Early Account of NDE : NDEs are not only a modern phenomenon but there are accounts of earlier events. Here is an Eighth century account of an NDE.
Secrets Revealed : A great collection of NDE experiences from
He has many ideas and insights into the near death experience or what he terms the "after death experience."
A Conversation with Dannion Brinkley : The author of "Saved by the Light".
Dr. Kenneth Ring's Lessons From the Light Website
Inerson on Death, Dying and Near Death Experiences
Near Death Experiences and Its Meaning
Thoughts on Near Death Experience
Christian Near Death Experiences
Hello From Heaven!
Near Death Experiences - Crystalinks
Near Death Experience Research Foundation
Methods of Disposition:
Funeral and Cremation FAQ
History of Cremation
Willing your Body to Science
Willed Body Program : Information on willed body programs for
donating a body to science. The information
provided here is factual; some individuals may find the information graphic
Funeral and Memorial
National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Online
Glossary Of Funeral Terms
What To Do When Somebody Dies : Practical information.
A Practical Guide to Death
FUNERALS and RIPOFFS
NFDA Consumer Tips for Arranging a Funeral
Funeral Help Program
And Memorial Societies Of America (FAMSA) : FAMSA is dedicated
to a consumer's right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral.
There are over 150 local not-for-profit societies in the United States
and Canada that assist individuals with funeral planning and allow them
to place instructions concerning their wishes on file prior to
need. Web site offers excellent consumer information and can help you find a local society.
: Provides a directory of funeral homes, funeral associations,
mortuary science programs, Veteran's Administration death
benefits, cemeteries, funeral industry classified ads, and
similar resources on the net. Some features are targeted at
professionals in the trade. Also designs web sites for funeral
homes and funeral industry companies.
Consumer Casket USA : Shop for caskets, urns and memorials online.
Today In Death Care : A funeral industry site with links to related resources.
Funeral Directors Association: Consumer Information : The link
we have provided here will take you to the consumer information section
of this site. The NFDA sells a wide range of books, pamphlets, and
videos that are useful both to mental health professionals and the general
public. Regarding grief, there is a good collection of relationship-specific
situation-specific materials, including death of a child, explaining death to children, death of a spouse, death of a co-worker, death by suicide, and many other special cases. Also provides consumer information about cost of funerals and funeral options.
FTC Consumer Facts: Funerals, A Consumer Guide : At a potential cost of more than $3,000, consumers may want to be aware of regulations that help protect them. Here's what the U. S. Fair Trade Commission has to say on the subject.
Consumer Facts: Caskets And Burial Vaults : A no-nonsense fact
sheet from the U. S. Federal Trade Commission explaining how to spot deceptive
ripoffs when buying caskets and vaults, which are often the
most expensive components of a funeral. Also has tips on
pre-planning ("pre-need") arrangements where you put down money well in advance.
Cryonics is the science of placing humans and animals into a low-temperature, biologically unchanging state, immediately after clinical death, with the expectation that advances in medical technology may eventually enable full restoration to life and health.
Alcor Library : All you ever wanted to know about cryonic suspension. ALCOR IS THE MOST WELL-KNOW CYRONIC SUSPENSION FACILITY.
Cryonics and the Alcor Life Extension Foundation (by Steve Bridge)
How Cold is Cold Enough? (by Hugh Hixon)
TRANS TIME Cryonics -- Home Page for TRANS TIME, Cryoni : TRANS TIME is a pioneering service provider in the exciting field of cryonics, based in San Leandro, California.
Cryonics Institute: Cryonic Suspension Services : Cryonic suspension services & information. Patients are frozen in cryostasis till medical advances can revive them. Site has 1000's of links, free books, latest news & info, answers all readers' questions.
Euthanasia and Assisted
Glossary of Terms : A guide to "end of life" words and concepts prepared by the Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization.
Senate Special Committee on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide : Some of the best resources on the issue anywhere in the world.
Selected Essays on Euthanasia
Death with Dignity FAQ : Answers about all the questions you might have.
Hemlock Society USA : Supports legalized physician aid in dying
for terminally ill
adults. Has chapters in 40 states.
Dying With Dignity : A Canadian society concerned with the quality of dying.
Suicide: A Guide : A good compilation of links related to euthanasia
provided by Longwood College Library. Includes legal briefs, advance
directives, living wills, and other background materials.
Euthanasia World Directory : The Euthanasia Research And Guidance
Organization (ERGO) is devoted to the topic of physician-assisted dying
persons who are terminally or hopelessly ill and wish to end
their suffering. Includes general information on the right to
in Holland : Fact sheet on how assisted suicide actually works
Issues in Physician-Assisted Suicide : Annals of Internal Medicine,
15 January 1997. 126:146-151. Reviews medical issues and literature
related to patient
motivation and mental state when requesting euthanasia, and
the physician-patient ethical issues involved.
The Kevorkian Documentary, May 14, 1996
The AMA's Response to Jack Kevorkian
Real Jack Kevorkian : From the International Anti-Euthanasia
Shape Your Health Care Future: An excellent general introduction to advanced directives.
Advance Directives & DNR orders
Multimedia Advance Directives Education
ABA's "10 Legal Myths about Advance Directives"
Advance Directives of the 50 States
AMA booklet on advanced directives , HHS pamphlet on advance directives , and Medicare and Advance Directives - Brochure
"Living Wills and DNRs: What You Need to Know"
"Living Wills and Durable Powers of Attorney"
Text for the Appointment of a Surrogate
Some benefits of a living will
Choice in Dying (NYC) : An extensive "living will" database for the United States.
Professional Research in "Living Wills"
Electronic Living Will and Electronic Living Wills
"The Living Will: A Guide To Health Care Decision Making" : Exceptional article by Jack P. Freer, M.D. and Elizabeth G. Clark, Esq.
Living Will and Values History Centre
Living Will Packs
Legal Survival Guide on Living WIlls (U.S.)
Death Benefits and Social
Mid-America Transplant Services : This is the organ procurement agency that serves the Midwest region.
Organ Donation : How to become an organ and tissue donor.
Coalition on Donation : Information about the national (US) public education campaign on organ and tissue donation.
UNOS Transplantation Information Site : Homepage of United Network for Organ Sharing.
Organ Transplantation and Donor Awareness and UNOS Transplantation Facts and Statistics
-- Transplantation and Donation : TransWeb home page, providing
information on organ and tissue donation (for individuals and for medical
professionals), a guide to
transplantation resources, and a reference library.
LifeGift Organ Donation Center
Lifeline Online (Bone Marrow Foundation)
Children's Organ Transplant Association, Inc.
Lung Transplant Association, Inc.
Eye Bank Association of America
American Association of Tissue Banks
of Colorado Bone Marrow Transplant Program