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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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With music thanatology, patients not only experience the beauty of the music reverberating into their souls, but they also gain a sense of intimacy.
For the notion of Romantic thanatology, see Paul Fry, "Disposing of the Body: The Romantic Moment of Dying," Southwest Review 71.
In 2002, the hospital's Spiritual Care Department began to offer music thanatology to Providence Alaska Medical Center patients.
That changed in 1956, when a psychologist named Herman Feifer organized the first inter-disciplinary conference on thanatology, or death studies.
I certainly acknowledge that, following the work of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (1969) in this country and the hospice movement in England (Saunders, 1959), a focus on death and dying has become more widely accepted, including the development of the field of thanatology in the professional realm.
She begins with research and background in thanatology and moves through issues such as anticipated death and euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, and unexpected death of family members to searching for meaning and ultimately to "reclaiming joy.
Larry Churchill speaks to the need for thanatology to remain integral to the debate on the role of health care workers in euthanasia.
Thanatology leads Snyder to examine the ars moriendi of King Lear and the inevitable death that claims the major characters and propels the play to its inexorable conclusion.
On the Possibility of Philosophical Thanatology," Mortality 6 (2001): 265-286; for a more comprehensive treatment of the problem of solipsism in relation to ethical and existential matters, see Pihlstrom, Solipsism: History, Critique, and Relevance (Acta Philosophica Tamperensia, vol.
Phillips (1977) noted the emergence of thanatology programs under which social workers set up clinics to work with the dying patient and family members, usually as part of a team of physicians, nurses, and clergy.
However, before genealogy is reduced solely to thanatology, Nancy uses his penultimate chapter in this book to take one last stop in this journey and imagine the primal beginnings of art: the birth of painting in the grotto.