Death and Dying


Death is a complex and hard topic to discuss. There are many informational websites dedicated to the different subjects under the topic of Death and Dying. Below you will find a wide variety of links to the finest sites relating to death and end of life care.

General

Sociology of Death and Dying General Resource on death that includes death across cultures, the impact of death on social order, moral debates in regards to death and many more informational resources.

Thanatology Association One of the oldest organizations in the field of death, dying, and bereavement that offers many education opportunities through conferences, courses, workshops, and its monthly newsletter.

End of Life Exploring death in America. Resources and links on all topics related to death and dying in the US.

Euthanasia Research & Guidance Organization A Directory of resources dealing with the controversial topic of Euthanasia. Includes laws, books, videos, essays and more.

Death Records Provide records of death for individuals who have died. From old friends to family members, you can find public death records online

Planning and Cemeteries

Wills and Estate Planning Provides an overview on the different types of wills, requirements for making a will valid and tips on updating your will.

Cemetery History and Preservation Here you will find useful and educational facts about cemeteries. It includes links to specific cemeteries in the US and the world. It also contains links to organizations, publications, and images of cemeteries.

Memorial Ecosystems The first "green cemetery" in the United States. Aiming to lower the cost and raise awareness of the damage modern cemeteries are doing to natural landscapes. By using no toxic fluids and only biodegradable caskets, Memorial Ecosystems is leading the way for eco-friendly burials.

Cremation Society Provides people with an on-line resource for learning more about cremation and help to locate low cost providers in their area.

Bereavement

SAVE One of the first organizations dedicated to suicide prevention. Raises awareness of the topic of suicide, educates the public and provides resources to help others coping with loss.

The Dougy Center This center provides a safe haven for children of all ages, teens, young adults, and their families who are grieving a death. Through the sharing of their experiences, the grieving process can move towards a positive light.

Compassionate Friends Compassionate Friends is a foundation that helps assist families dealing with the grief from the death of a child. They provide information, support and compassion.

Health Care

End of Life & Palliative Care Robert Wood Johnsons Foundation to improve care for people at end of life. News releases, foundation activities and general discussion on the topic of death.

HcPro Resources for health care professionals. They provide the latest news on health information, long-term care, infection control and environment of care.

Center for Disease Control An online education source for credible health information that includes data, statistics, training/employment, and health care information.

Growth House Growthhouse.org provides resources for life-threatening illness and education on how to care for the dying. The site includes a search engine to the most comprehensive collection of end-of-life care resources.