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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.

thanatology

(ˌθænəˈtɒlədʒɪ)
n
the scientific study of death and the phenomena and practices relating to it
[C19: from Greek thanatos death + -logy]

than•a•tol•o•gy

(ˌθæn əˈtɒl ə dʒi)

n.
1. the study of death and its circumstances, as in forensic medicine.
2. the branches of medicine and psychiatry concerned with the terminally ill and their survivors.
[1835–45]
than`a•to•log′i•cal (-tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
than`a•tol′o•gist, n.

thanatology

the study of death or the dead. Also thanatism.thanatological, adj.
See also: Death
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thanatology - the branch of science that studies death (especially its social and psychological aspects)
science, scientific discipline - a particular branch of scientific knowledge; "the science of genetics"
Translations

than·a·tol·o·gy

n. tanatología, rama de la medicina que trata de la muerte en todos sus aspectos.
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Florian now has a master's in pastoral studies, as well as a fellow in thanatology (the study of death and dying) certification from the Association for Death Education and Counseling.
The depiction of the moments of sorrow and its psychological effects which is the subject of thanatology, the study of death is found in the collection of passages, phrases and proverbs of both ancient and modern literature.
In order to understand the suicidal process, a few considerations on thanatology (a relatively new discipline which studies death-related behaviors, beliefs and feelings) are needed.
Amari, founder of GriefTeach, earned a master's degree in pastoral ministry from Boston College, but it was the deep loss she experienced after her mother died in her 60s from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that led her to learn more about death, she said, and to pursue a career in thanatology, the study of death, dying and bereavement.
Through a "speculative historical thanatology of recorded sound," Jonathan Sterne (2005) posits that recording technologies and other media are not simply at the backdrop of human experience; they are effective "modes of organizing and explaining subjectivity" (pp.
These articles offer new critical approaches to understanding death in premodern Europe, and this Special Issue of Parergon makes an important contribution to the field of thanatology in that regard.
Growing out of a weekend meeting of mostly psychiatrists at Ditchley Park, this work looks through the lenses of cognitive and dynamic psychology, attachment theory, group psychology and thanatology to address this question.
The field of thanatology, the scientific study of death and practices associated with it (4) has undergone gradual changes in recent times.
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Unlike music therapy, which uses music to address peoples' physical, emotional, and cognitive needs, music thanatology comforts dying patients with the soothing notes of a harp and vocal music.
The two different conceptions of death presented and debated in the "Athrabeth" are subjected to a dialectical analysis, after which their thanatology is distilled and articulated before being compared to Catholic positions such as the original Goodness of the Earthly Paradise (a difference from the example of the Ainulindale) and the three states of Humankind--pure, complete/noble, and decayed--which correspond to both examples.