Planning Your Funeral, Burial, Cremation, or Organ/Tissue Donation
Kenneth V. Iserson, M.D.
$2.99 (eBook) available at http://amzn.to/10jakQk
32 pages; 2012
We all die. Most of us will have survivors whose grief will be compounded by having to arrange to dispose of our bodies, not knowing what we would have wanted. No one likes to discuss this. How do we transmit this information or get our aged loved ones to leave us their wishes?
This short planning guide provides check off lists and spaces for specific information that survivors need to fulfill the decedent’s wishes.
· Funeral or memorial service?
· Open- or closed-casket? Or no casket at all?
· Burial? On land or at sea? Where?
· Cremation? What do you want done with your ashes?
· Organ, tissue or whole-body donation?
· How much should these cost? Have you made any pre-arrangements?
Who knows what you want unless you tell them. This guide provides an easy way to provide answers to these and many more vital questions that you loved ones will have. Not only frustrating, but also very costly—and sometimes dangerous—is that your survivors may not know how to access your papers, computer, or even your home. This guide stimulates you to provide the appropriate information so that your loved ones are neither frustrated nor left destitute.
Many people have used this guide as a way to begin these vital discussions with aged and infirm loved ones. It’s a difficult process. Losing a loved one is sad, but knowing their wishes in advance and providing the vital information survivors need to carry on helps lessen everyone’s stress.