Campus Location

Abilene Campus (Residential)

Date of Award

12-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Social Work

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Committee Chair or Primary Advisor

Alan J. Lipps, Chair

Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor

Malcolm E. Scott

Third Committee Member or Committee Reader

Lisa LaDue

Abstract

This paper will explore the perceived cultural sensitivity/affirmation of mourning ceremonies and rituals of non-dominant population groups by funeral directors serving families in the mountain region of the United States. Specifically, this paper examines the perceived ability of funeral directors and funeral homes to respect, affirm, and honor the mourning rituals and practices of non-dominant religious and spiritual population groups. Additionally, the paper seeks to explore the potential role of social workers in supporting and affirming mourning rituals and practices of non-dominant population groups.

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