The Culture of Death and Funerals


About the course
When it comes time to plan and hold a funeral, religion is not far from many people’s minds. This is rightfully so. The traditions, values, and community that a religious practice can bring are invaluable when facing bereavement and making meaning out of loss. But funerals are not just religious events, even for religiously minded people. Funerals and the traditions families look to enact during them are also shaped by many other factors, including the deceased’s and their family’s cultural, racial, and ethnic background. It is these factors that this course will consider.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the way grieving and bereavement are mediated by culture, religion, and other social factors
  • Describe how funeral customs differ between various ethnic and racial groups in the U.S.
  • Gain a sense of comfort, familiarity, and sensitivity when speaking with clients with diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds

How to Receive Credit

  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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