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thanatology

 [than″ah-tol´ah-je]
the medicolegal study of death and conditions affecting dead bodies.

than·a·tol·o·gy

(than'ă-tol'ŏ-jē),
The branch of science concerned with the study of death and dying.
[thanato- + G. logos, study]

thanatology

(thăn′ə-tŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of death and dying, especially in their psychological and social aspects.

than′a·to·log′i·cal (-tl-ŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
than′a·tol′o·gist n.

thanatology

[than′ətol′əjē]
Etymology: Gk, thanatos, death, logos, science
the study of death and dying. thanatologist, n.

than·a·tol·o·gy

(than'ă-tol'ŏ-jē)
The branch of science concerned with the study of death and dying.
[thanato- + G. logos, study]

thanatology

1. The study of death.
2. The forensic study of the causes of death and their relation to postmortem appearances.

Thanatology

The medical, psychological, or legal study of death and dying.
Mentioned in: Bereavement

thanatology

the medicolegal study of death and conditions affecting human bodies.
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Due to this quality of the terminal period most rich in life meanings, in conjunction with personal significations, the thanatologists recommend that the patients in a serious, irreversible condition, should be given the truth about their diagnosis and the minimal chances to survive.
Kubler-Ross and other thanatologists established the three main scopes of the management of a dying person:
Music thanatologists - people musically involved in the process of death - are referred to patients by chaplains, physicians, nurses, social workers, families and even the patients themselves.
Music thanatologists are specially trained in a four-semester program with a semester-length clinical practice to play prescriptive music that matches even momentary physiological changes in the dying patient.
Music thanatologists call their presence in a dying patient's room a vigil rather than a performance.
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She's the coordinator for Strings of Compassion, the music thanatologists at Sacred Heart Medical Center and Sacred Heart Hospice.
The harp and vocal music of the music thanatologists at Sacred Heart Medical Center is on a CD, "Loom of Love," that's just been released.
The hourlong ceremony opened with a gong and with live harp music played by the Sacred Heart Medical Center Music Thanatologists, who more generally perform for the dying.