The Order of the Good Death is all about building a meaningful, eco-friendly, and equitable end-of-life. Here's a link to their page discussing the history of the Death Positive Movement. https://www.orderofthegooddeath.com/history-of-death-positive-movement/
Green Burial, or Natural Burial, refers to the interment of human remains without the use of unapproved embalming chemicals or concrete vaults. Bodies are instead laid to rest in natural fiber shrouds or caskets.
Cemeteries in southcentral Alaska which permit green burial include:
To read more about green burial, please see https://www.greenburialcouncil.org/
Whole body donation allows individuals to, upon their death, donate their whole body for the purpose of medical education and/or research.
That we are aware of, there are no facilities able to accept donors from Alaska at this time.
For more information please visit: https://medcure.org/
Alternatives to conventional flame cremation include:
There are currently no providers within Alaska offering these services.
Medical Aid in Dying (also called Death With Dignity or Dignity In Dying) is an end-of-life option that permits individuals who meet certain eligibility criteria to obtain medications from a physician to end their own life.
A terminally ill, mentally capable adult is able to request a prescription for medication to self-ingest to end their life. It is currently not permitted in Alaska, but is permitted in CA, CO, DC, HI, ME, MT, NJ, NM, OR, VT, and WA
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