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than·a·tol·o·gy

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

[Greek thanatos, death + -logy.]

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

thanatologist

(ˌθænəˈtɒlədʒɪst)
n
1. (Medicine) a person who engages in the academic study of death and dying
2. (Education) a person who engages in the academic study of death and dying
3. (Pathology) a mortician
Translations
thanatologue
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And indeed death in all its aspects becomes palpable - to the police and the reader in turn, the thanatologist who volunteers to assist the police as a consultant only enhancing the effect.
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.
Each narrative is accompanied by commentary by Shirley Scott, MS, a registered nurse, grief counselor, and thanatologist, who reflects on the issues and patterns of disenfranchised grief, the reasons people might grieve after the death of an ex-spouse, and how this is normal.
Empirical publications, general resources, current events, membership information, and a thanatologist finder are among the features on the website.
Jung, the psychoanalyst and philosopher; thanatologist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross; and Zurich child psychologist Alice Miller--have made a substantial impact on the world stage by suggesting ways that: (1) people might overcome feelings of personal inadequacy stemming from rigid and perfectionist values in society, parenting and education; or (2) deepen and enhance their relationship with life by gaining new perspectives.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified thanatologist (death, dying and bereavement).
24, not only was she regarded as the leading thanatologist of her time but she was the mother of the modern hospice movement.
Donalyn Gross, PhD, LCSW, CMP, creator of the Good Endings program, has been a thanatologist (death and dying counselor with hospitals, hospices, correctional systems, home health agencies, and long-term care facilities) for 26 years.
The above words by Dr Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, the pioneer thanatologist (To Live Until We Say Goodbye, 1978), simply don't pan out, at least not in the world I have witnessed.
Thomas Edward Bruce, a thanatologist and psychology professor at Sacramento City College in Sacramento, Calif.