Merilynne Rush is Teaching “Introduction to Home Funerals”
by Brian Hayden
May 3, 2021

Merilynne Rush is teaching “Introduction to Home Funerals” on June 10th. Since 2009, instructor Merilynne has helped more than 50 families care for their loved one at home after death. She’s going to share her experiences, her training, and lots of pictures, in this one-hour zoom webinar. The event is free and we hope you’ll join us.

Merilynne is the real deal. She has been working with families in transition since 1980. In addition to being a midwife, she has been a hospice nurse, a companion caregiver, home funeral guide, and health-care volunteer in India, Nicaragua, and West Africa. Merilynne has an MS in Hospice and Palliative Studies and a Nurse Educator Certificate from Madonna University, a BS in Nursing from the University of Michigan, and a BA in Humanities and Women’s Studies from Michigan State University.

Merilynne is a Certified Respecting Choices® First Steps Advance Care Planning Instructor. In service to nonprofit organizations, she was president of the National End-of-life Doula Alliance (NEDA) from its founding in 2018 to October, 2020, is a founding member of the NHPCO End-of-life Doula Council and current vice-chair, and served on the board of directors of the Green Burial Council, the National Home Funeral Alliance, Michigan Doula Connection, and the Washtenaw Health Initiative Advance Care Planning Committee. Merilynne received her SageUSA “Caring for LGBT Older Adults” endorsement in 2020. Se habla Espanol.

This is our latest free course offering – previous events have included “Opportunities in Green Burial” and “How to Host a Virtual Funeral“. All of our events are intended as training for professionals to use on the job. Certificates are available when you complete a learning check. There is always an opportunity to meet and ask questions of the instructor.