The FCA has created online forums to encourage discussion and the exchange of ideas and experiences among funeral consumers. Note that you must be a registered user of the site in order to post to the forum threads. To register, visit our home page and click "create an account" on the lower left-hand corner. There's also a Help section in the forums you can click on below.
For those who want a more detailed discussion with funeral consumer advocates and concerned industry people, try our email-based discussion list. To join the list, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTE! - you must put the word gazelle in the subject line (this cuts down on spam-bots trying to join the list).
"Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee." --- John Donne
But suppose, instead, based on some symptoms our health care providers tell us, not who, not when, but how we will die. And suppose this prognosis is not pretty in our opinion?
For a head-on essay about this prospect for a person diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), see "The Good Short Life" by Dudley Clendinen in the New York Times, Sunday 10 July 2011, Sunday Review, p. 4.
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