The History of American Funeral Directing - 10th Edition

Value of the Funeral

Robert W. Habenstein and William M. Lamers

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ISBN: 978-0-615-98940-2
Format: Hard
Published: 11/30/2021
Pages: 417

This richly illustrated 417-page book has been fully edited, updated and newly organized and provides a comprehensive look at the history of funeral service in the United States. The new edition includes:  • A new section detailing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the funeral service profession and its practitioners, as well as how funeral provides adapted to the many challenges created by gathering restrictions, social distancing, etc. • The latest data on the continuing rise of cremation in the United States and shifts in consumer preferences for non-traditional services, such as home funerals, "green" funeral options, etc. • A fully updated section titled "Developments in Mortuary Law" by NFDA General Counsel T. Scott Gilligan • A new section statistically highlighting the significant trends shaping the future of funeral service, such as the U.S. death rate, life expectancy, the rise of the "religiously unaffiliated," consumer interest in embalming and burial, etc.