The Emergence of Thanatology and Current Practice in Death Education

@article{Fonseca2011TheEO,
  title={The Emergence of Thanatology and Current Practice in Death Education},
  author={Luciana Mascarenhas Fonseca and Ines Testoni},
  journal={OMEGA — Journal of Death and Dying},
  year={2011},
  volume={64},
  pages={157 - 169}
}
Thanatology is a recent field that contemplates death studies and employs an interdisciplinary approach to practice. This science emerged in a historical context marked by intense social, economic, and political changes that contributed to the concept of death being excluded from social life. This literature review aims to outline the history and evolution of thanatology in Western society, delineating the contextual circumstances that led to its origin and drawing special attention to current… Expand
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