from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The study of death and dying, especially in their psychological and social aspects.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The study of human aspects of death and the associated grief and rituals.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A description, or the doctrine, of death.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The doctrine of death; a discourse on death.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the branch of science that studies death (especially its social and psychological aspects)
'thanatology', haven't see that word used since Heinlein died, which is what will happen to all of us if we don't get it together folks!
She founded the palliative medical field of music -- thanatology and the Chalice of Repose Project, which trains teachers in palliative music vigils with the dying.
Using personal experience or anecdote instead of research to guide treatment has been a big problem with applied thanatology all along.
In addition to holding yearly conferences, ADEC is also in the business of minting grief specialists with a certificate in thanatology, or awarding them a CT.
If they really want to know the reason why, says Edwin Shneidman, professor emeritus of thanatology at the University of California, Los Angeles, they will have to perform what he calls a "psychological autopsy" -- a search, not for an underlying illness, but for the triggering events that opened Foster's despair like a trapdoor.
The rest of the books were too clinical, written by some PhD in psychology or some “expert” in thanatology.
It should not be surprising that a new science, thanatology, or death with dignity, is on the way to putting death to death.
He concentrated on psychology and got a master's level certificate in thanatology, the study of death and dying.
University in 1996; master's degree in human science with a concentration in psychology and a master's level certificate in thanatology (the study of death and dying) from Hood College in
Ms Ware is a therapeutic musician with a knack for the healing power of the harp and a certificate of contemplative musicianship from the Chalice of Repose, a US training centre for music thanatology.