Articles

An embalmer’s expectation by Marissa Chapman

As an embalmer there are certain things we hope for from our funeral directors to make the embalming process easier for us, and to allow for the best possible outcome and experience for our families.

Uploaded 29/06/2017 by Katherine Dunstall.

The Student; A Priceless Year by Rosie Rankin

A year in the life of an embalming student.

Uploaded 29/06/2017 by Katherine Dunstall.

The Funeral Directors Expectation by Lee Buckingham

Communication between the funeral director and the embalmer is essential, not only for a successful viewing of that all-important “final memory picture” but also for a successful funeral experience of relocating the body in time and in space.

Categories: Embalming, ResourcesUploaded 07/07/2017 by Katherine Dunstall.

The Importance of Embalming by Michael Hope

When we lose someone we love - time is something we wish we had more of. When we have the option of embalming we have the option of spending just a little extra time with that person before saying our final farewells.

Categories: Embalming, Training, ResourcesUploaded 07/07/2017 by Katherine Dunstall.

Scrubs - March Funeral Care Edition by Anna Ralph

A space for embalming professionals to share techniques, discuss embalming successes and failures, and

grow from sharing and learning from others’ experiences

Categories: Embalming, TrainingUploaded 07/07/2017 by Katherine Dunstall.

Countering The Argument That Embalming Is Important by Michael Wolffram

Viewing the body after death is a very human activity and is an occasion for many first steps in the

Funeral rituals of our community that are helpful in transitioning through loss. Viewing gives the
opportunity for individuals, families and friends to confront the reality of their loss. There is no other
action we take which is quite like seeing the dead body of a friend or relative. It can be shocking and
comforting simultaneously, it is a serious opportunity for healing, for tears, for laughter and the
expression of deep human emotion. Most people who take this opportunity agree that it is a special
time and important in their adjustment to their loss

Categories: Embalming, Training, ResourcesUploaded 07/07/2017 by Katherine Dunstall.

All That Remains by Michael Wolffram

In support of “The Role of the Corpse in Bereavement Article” by Dr Christine
Valentine

Categories: Embalming, Training, ResourcesUploaded 07/07/2017 by Katherine Dunstall.