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FORMS

Advance Directives

CA Advance Directive Form

Application and Permit for Disposition of Cremated Remains

Death Certificate

POLST Form for California Residents

AB 15 – CA END OF LIFE OPTION ACT

Read the full bill language here.

Medical Board of California

Patient Forms

Patient’s Request for Aid-in-Dying Drug

Final Attestation for Aid-in-Dying Drug

Interpreter’s Declaration

Provider Forms

Attending Physician’s Checklist & Compliance Form

Consulting Physician’s Compliance Form

Attending Physician’s Follow-up Form

What Forms Does the Attending Physician Have to Submit to CDPH?

Oregon Death with Dignity Act  Annual Report:

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

How to Die in Oregon (Amazon) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007Y35YTS,

(iTunes) https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/how-to-die-in-oregon/id517825448

Compassion & Choices https://www.compassionandchoices.org

GREEN BURIALS

Green Burial Council:  http://www.ethicalburial.org/

Newsweek Article:  http://www.newsweek.com/options-green-burials-rise-71717

Natural Resources Defense Council:  http://www.nrdc.org/thisgreenlife/1202.asp

NPR  Environmentally Friendly Funerals

Green Burial Council Standard-setting non-profit organization working to encourage environmental sustainability in the death care industry

Memorial Ecosystems Ramsey Creek Preserve Info and photo gallery of Dr. Billy Campbell’s green burial preserve in South Carolina

Grave Matters: A Journey Through the Modern Funeral Industry by Mark Harris Landmark book detailing funeral practices from toxic to natural

Going Out Green trailer, by Bob Butz Investigative reporter, humorist and amateur naturalist on planning his own natural burial in three months

Be a Tree: the natural guide for turning yourself into a forest by Cynthia Beal

Dying Green The story of Dr. Billy Campbell’s dream to conserve a million acres of land while offering green burials at Ramsey Creek

A Will for the Woods: Documentary of Clark Wang’s dying wish to find a sustainable end

Saving One Million Acres for Two Thousand Years TED talk by Dr. Billy Campbell

Green Burial – KQED QUEST video Documentary report on green burial families, featuring Joe Sehee and Jerrigrace Lyons

Green Burial Statistics 2014 by Mary Woodsen

Cremation Statistics by Mary Woodsen and Henry Fitzgerald

HOME FUNERALS

Death Certificate

Funeral Consumers Alliance  Funeral FAQs

Federal Trade Commission  Funerals: A Consumer Guide

Reader’s Digest  13 Things the Funeral Director Won’t Tell You

Smithsonain Magaine  The Surprising Satisfactions of a Home Funeral

Crossings  Home Funeral and Green Burial Resource Center

 

Book, Documentary & Website Suggestions

Books

A Better Way of Dying: How to Make the Best Choices at the End of Life Jeanne Fitzpatrick & Eileen Fitzpatrick
A Big New Free Happy Unusual Life: Self Expression & Spiritual Practice Nina Wise
A Grief Observed C.S. Lewis
A Midwife Through the Dying Process: Stories of Healing & Hard Choices at the End of Life Timothy Quill
A Sacred Dying: A Moving Account of One Family’s Transcendence Through Love Barry Neil Kaufman & Samantha Kaufman
A Time to Grieve: Mediations for Healing After Death of a Loved One Carol Staudacher
A Very Easy Death Simone de Beauvoir
A Year to Live: How to Live This Year as if it Were Your Last Stephen Levine
After Death: Mapping the Journey Sukie Miller
After The Ecstasy, The Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path Jack Kornfield
Alison’s Gift: A Mother’s Journey … Song of a Thousand Hearts Open Pat Hogan
Anatomy of the Spirit: Seven Stages of Power and Healing Caroly Myss
As I Journey On: Meditations for Those Facing Death Sharon Dardis & Cindy Rogers
At the End of Life: True Stories About How We Die Lee Gutkind
Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End-of-Life Care Koshin Paley Ellison
Bedside Prayers: Prayers & Poems for When You Rise & Go To Sleep June Cotner

 

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