Doughty begins building that vocabulary--and issues an invitation to join her--in this straightforward but humorous meander through thanatology
. A more traditional Q&A book, informed by the distance and politeness of adults, might pose questions like, "What happens during an embalming?" And Doughty, the mortician, would answer.
There is even a field of study called thanatology
which examines the human reaction to death and dying.
Although this thanatology
sounds theoretically precise and logical, it does not treat the issue of human finitude in all its psychological and social complexity.
* Amy Florian of Hoffman Estates, CEO of Corgenius and a fellow in thanatology
, the scientific study of death.
From horology (study of watches) to teuthology (squids) and thanatology
(death) to volcanology (volcanoes), host Alie Ward (humorist and science correspondent) spends an hour every episode dissecting these specific studies and what we can learn from each.
Music also has a role to play in palliative care --in music thanatology
harp music helps bring peace to patients and others present and singers also have a soothing effect (Fyfe, 2006; Rule, 2006; Chatterjee, 2009; Cardozo, 2017a; Cardozo, 2017b).
6 Medical profession should respect the theology veiled in thanatology
and should be careful not to become instrumental in creating a culture of death; alleviating suffering is not by eliminating the patient.
Ramsay's, who, like every subject in Egyptian thanatology
, perishes alone and stands alone before the judges, accountable only for his own words and actions.
Carrie Arnold is an adjunct faculty in the thanatology
program at King's University College, Western University.
Studies in Interdisciplinary Thanatology
; Volume 14
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.