Due to the lack of training, and the spread of diseases like cholera, yellow fever, and malaria, those who work in Kenya’s mortuaries are getting sick and some are even dying from the conditions.
While we’ve all known for a while that dogs are man and woman’s best friend, therapy dogs are being used more and more in different industries to help the humans around them, and many leaders in the funeral profession are right on trend.
Every so often, however, a news cycle occurs that puts funeral directors in the spotlight for the right reasons. Over the past few months, we noticed an increase in thought-provoking and balanced articles that study the important qualities one must possess in order to work in funeral service or examine how death care is evolving.
By Leader Editor Kara Apel Editor’s note: When you grow up in a family-owned business, it can seem like...
When my brother-in-law passed away two years ago, so many people wanted to help us, but we didn’t know where to start or what we needed. Our funeral director proved to be invaluable because he gave us ideas about what to ask for during the process.
The series, published on both Facebook and YouTube, highlights funeral homes across the country whose owners take interesting or innovative approaches to their businesses.
In the segment, John Oliver discusses the potential for conflicts of interest in the industry.
As a funeral director, you are mired in grief. You listen to other people’s stories day after day and may unwittingly take on that pain and suffering.
Over the years, the Krause family has offered grief therapy dogs as a unique and special resource for families.
By Leader Contributor Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. I often say that when words are inadequate, have a ceremony. However,...