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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.
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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
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Florian, who has worked with more than 2,000 grieving people in her career as a thanatologist, or expert in death and grief, offered several tangible tips on how CPAs can offer genuine support for clients enduring a loss, fortify that relationship with trust, and continue to earn their business.
For this event, Yu Seong-i who wrote the above-mentioned book as a thanatologist and an expert in death education and Lim Jeong-jin who wrote "Happiness is not in the order of grades" gave mini-lectures and talks.
Rabbi emeritus and certified thanatologist Roberts, along with applied psychologist Friedman present their book which treats retirement and the grief clergy experience as they begin a new and much different phase of their lives.
I took a course with Thanatologist Professor Cynthia Rollo-Carson and noticed a massive need for mental health professionals in eldercare facilities.
AF: I am a thanatologist -- an expert in grief, loss, and transition.
It's the scent of death." 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.
Freeman and colleagues (2006) found that a vigil conducted by a trained music thanatologist could provide an effective form of palliative care for dying patients.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified thanatologist (death, dying and bereavement).