Introduction to CINDEA
is a Canadian-based organization, which respects
the wisdom of ancient death traditions and encourages
the renewal of older death practices that are
appropriate to our modern-day life. In
the past, communities cared for their own dying
folk and creatively adapted, that is still
an option available to us. CINDEA
's approach is one of a wide range of initiatives
that are drawing our culture into a deeper relationship
with nature and the cycles of life and death
the modern version of "a good death"
for all involved in it.
are committed to the unfolding development of
the Pan-death Movement, including Death Midwifery
(which largely parellels Birth Midwifery)
and related death-care roles/practices. Clarifications
of these roles, and what they are called, is in
its infancy therefore, we have offered
definitions of several alternative death-care
roles, and we support the networking of various
kinds of end-of-life practitioners. Our
site also provides comprehensive dying and death
resources, both conventional and less well-known.
the site, you will see the word "pan-death"
frequently used: it is our way of simply saying
"across the whole of the spectrum of dying
and death care".
invite you to read through this site and hope
that you will find what you are looking for. We
welcome your questions, feedback and participation
in refining and promoting this significant mission
clarification of the CINDEA site as a whole
can be found at our site
map, which includes full headings of each
pages' sections. Pages on Post-death
Care/Home Funerals and Greening Death are planned
for the near future.
quick summary of the CINDEA site
is always available on the left
menu or through the
or you can search
this site for any word or phrase.
of a personalize cardboard coffin, from the Final
Passages' Duncan/B.C. training)
Final Passages training in Canada
place in Duncan (Vancouver Island),
B.C. Levels I and II during April 12-15,
2013. A Home Funeral Guide guides
families through post-death care which is at home
and family-directed (this includes
the necessary paperwork). Pashta
MaryMoon was the guest speaker on B.C. regulations
and the CINDEA organization in Canada.
the Role of the Death Midwife," an article
written by the co-directors of CINDEA, is presently
on the eHospice website.
Midwifery in Canada is a podcast interview
with Pashta MaryMoon, by Lynn Thompson, the radio
host of "Living
Yonder, Home Funeral Guide for Beyond
Yonder, has a YouTube
broadcast of a speech she gave in Cape Breton,
Nova Scotia in which she reminds us that,
in rural areas, home-based post-death care was
the norm within living memory.
(Canadian Integrative Network for
Death Education and Alternatives) has been
information and educational resources, focused
on a broad
spectrum of options throughout the pan-death
process (before, during and
pan-death options that are more natural, personalized
the networking of those who offer related
services in Canada, and
the acceptance of death as a natural part
of the cycle of life,
order to integrate all of the facets of the pan-death
purpose is to:
the modern movement to re-integrate death
into the 'cycle of life' in a healthy way
the public of existing options for the pan-death
process that they may not be aware of
the expansion of pan-death options which are
less institutionalized and more personalized
to the values of the Death Journeyer and their
all the required elements of 'dying at home'
(including at-home after-death
care), as well as encourage care facilities
to make more personalized options available
within their facility
the integration of services available before,
during and after death
the developing movement of Death Midwives,
and establish a process to recognize Death
Midwives who offering pan-death services in
Canada as well as other alternated
service providers who offer more specialized
services within the pan-death process
the networking of pan-death service providers,
and public accessibility to them
options for natural death, Green Burials,
and other ecologically-conscious 'end of life'
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