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Thanatology definition, the study of death and its surrounding circumstances, as in forensic medicine. See more.

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Suggested Pdf Resources

Music-Thanatology: Musical Prescriptions for End-of-Life Care
Diversity and Social Justice Issues in Thanatology Bibliography
Diversity and Social Justice Issues in Thanatology Bibliography. Compiled by Kathleen Fowler. Last updated 010/24/08.
Communicative Thanatology:
Communicative Thanatology: Death as Responsibility in Community. HIRANO Junya1). (Duquesne University).
A Behaviorological Thanatology: Foundations and Implications
Psychology 206 01 Introduction to Thanatology- Death, Dying, and
Psychology 206 01. Introduction to Thanatology- Death, Dying, and Bereavement . Instructor: Alida D.

Suggested News Resources

Ore. hospital musicians soothe the sick and dying
She and Excell are trained in music-thanatology, a subset of hospital palliative care that unites medicine and music, often for patients nearing the end of their lives.
Music a part of pain care, healing
Moya and Andrea Partenheimer, her cohort at Providence Portland Medical Center, are called music thanatologists, thanatology being the study and treatment of those who are dying, plus their families.
EndNotes: Answers to questions about illness, death and grief
So, while music-thanatology was introduced into our Western health care system as recently as the 1970s, many ancient cultures have long used music as a healing modality. Why the harp and voice, but not, say, the electric guitar?
Woman pens book on grief after losing family
She worked in insurance for 23 years, but after her husband's death, she decided to work on a master's degree at Hood College, in thanatology, or the study of death and dying. "I found it by chance," she said.
Music of life in death
In our EndNotes column yesterday, Cathy wrote an excellent explainer concerning music-thanatology, basically harp music played in the hospital rooms of the sick and dying.

Suggested Web Resources

Thanatology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thanatology is the academic, and often scientific, study of death among human beings.
The Center for Thanatology Research & Education, Inc.
The Center for Thanatology Enter.
Definition of thanatology with links to thanatology resources.
Kearl's Guide to Sociological Thanatology
Articles and resources about the sociology of death and dying.
Thanatology, Thanatologist, Pastoral Care, Education and Certification
Thanatology, thanatologist in pastoral care. Offering distance education courses and programs for certification.

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