Thanatology: a new clinical specialty to help confront death.

S. Boyarsky, Carol S North, R. E. Boyarsky

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The complexities, widespread ramifications and uncertainties surrounding decisions dealing with the process of dying call for a specialty of clinical thanatology. The need for such a specialty grows out of medical technological progress, which has permitted the prolongation of life without parallel guidelines for its termination. The further functions and roles of a thanatologist would evolve with the passage of time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-97
Number of pages3
JournalMissouri medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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