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.