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Thanatology

Thanatology is the scientific study of death. It investigates the mechanisms and forensic aspects of death, such as bodily changes that accompany death and the post-mortem period, as well as wider social aspects related to death.

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From the psychological point of view, Thanatology focuses on establishing a bond of trust, wellbeing and security for people with a terminal illness (including their immediate family and medical care providers), or otherwise are facing death, so that they may die in peace and with dignity.

Thanatology is centered around the quality of life for the terminally ill, avoiding unnecessary extension of life as well as premature shortening of life. The terminally ill should not suffer for the sake of longer life, likewise they should not suffer a shortening of life for the sake of imminent death (euthanasia). This enables them to live and die with dignity.

An important characteristic of Thana as medicin is to facilitate the terminally ill

An important characteristic of Thanatology as a branch of medicine is to give the terminally ill all of the necessary palliative care, in any field, and help the family of the patient to endure and understand (come to terms with) the mourning process and the death that occurres thereafter.

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