Thanatology Thursday

Thought I’d share some historical and cultural concepts of death and dying from time to time. Starting with this definition from Britannica:

“Thanatology: the description or study of death and dying and the psychological mechanisms of dealing with them. Thanatology is concerned with the notion of death as popularly perceived and especially with the reactions of the dying, from whom it is felt much can be learned about dealing with death’s approach.

Thanatology also examines attitudes toward death, the meaning and behaviours of bereavement and grief, and the moral and ethical questions of euthanasia, organ transplants, and life support.”

I do not have a degree or certification in thanatology, but several are available. If I wasn’t completely done with decades of school I would seriously consider it. So, instead, I’ll just share interesting things with you here and we can learn a bit together.

Published by MKChurchman

Certified Care Consultant and End of Life Doula Specialist. I offer assistance with end of life planning, elder care, end of life and after death care through my practice Shoji Bridge Departure Doula. My passion is bring death into the light. My mission is to be a guide to help people pass through the final barrier on this plane of existence and move gently onto the path to the next.

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