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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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Rather than playing familiar songs or tunes from an era when patients were young, we assess each person's heart rate, respiration, and vital signs to create a 'musical prescription,' tailoring the rhythm, harmony, and melody to what's happening with the patient physically and emotionally," explains Jennifer Hollis, certified music thanatologist at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts.
Music thanatologists call their presence in a dying patient's room a vigil rather than a performance.
She's the coordinator for Strings of Compassion, the music thanatologists at Sacred Heart Medical Center and Sacred Heart Hospice.
When we knew Archie's life was coming to an end, we were introduced to Jane Franz, a music thanatologist at Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Loom of Love," a musical tapestry woven with harps and voices, draws on the talents of 10 music thanatologists from throughout the Pacific Northwest, including Eugene.
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.