Disposal of the Dead

TitleDisposal of the Dead
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsFunke, RD, Potthast, A, Boxall, SF, Diaz-Sprague, R, Funke, MB, Myers, GA
Corporate AuthorsAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics,
Date Published09/2011
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsENVIRONMENTAL ethics , personal ethics
AbstractThe Grippen family is now confronted by the choices involved with burial when beloved Grandpa Joe passes away. Joe was a traditional man with a modest life insurance policy and moderate estate. He had made it clear that he wanted to be buried in a local plot where several of his ancestors had been buried. Judith, Joe's executor, loved her father, but she is also a pragmatic woman and isn't sure the wishes of the dead should come first. She is concerned about the environmental impacts of burial and is wondering what she should do. She has a meeting with the funeral director soon, and needs to make a decision.
NotesCase Study prepared for the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Regional Competitions, 2011 http://www.indiana.edu/~appe/ethicsbowl.html
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