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Bluestein, Venus – Teaching of Psychology, 1976
A model is described for teaching about death and dying with emphasis on mental health aspects. The author relates personal observations from her experience as a death educator and suggests precautions for individuals organizing thanatology courses for the first time. (AV)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Death
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Stefan, Edwin S. – Teaching of Psychology, 1978
Describes and evaluates a college psychology course on death education (thanatology). Course objectives were to help students become aware of the feelings involved in facing death, encourage discussion on the subject of death, motivate students to change their attitudes about death, and encourage practical planning for funeral arrangements.…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Death
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Dietrich, Marie C. – Journal of Allied Health, 1980
This article summarizes the existing curricular models on death education for health professions students. A proposed course design for allied health professions students modified from Bloch's medical education objectives for a thanatology course is presented. The development of listening skills is given special emphasis. (Author/CT)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Death
Bernstein, Joanne E. – Death Education, 1979
Literature for young people that allows issues related to death and suicide to be addressed openly included nonfiction material from various vantage points: anthropology, biology, ecology, theology, thanatology, and more. Exploration of grief and mourning are accomplished in a manner that is scholarly and compassionate. (Author)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Children, Childrens Literature, Death
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Gabbert, Leslie S. – ALAN Review, 1992
Describes how a high school English teacher used the novel "Cold Sassy Tree" in an elective course entitled Thanatology: A Literary Approach. Notes that the novel clearly addresses virtually every aspect of death, dying, grieving, and loss through an artful array of three-dimensional characters. (RS)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Death, English Instruction, High Schools
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Cook, Alicia Skinner – Death Studies, 1995
Guidelines for the conduct of ethical research are reviewed and applied to the field of thanatology. Unique aspects of bereavement studies are identified and are discussed in the context of socially sensitive research. Topics include: freedom for subjects to withdraw from research, consideration of risks and benefits, and the qualifications of…
Descriptors: Bereavement, Codes of Ethics, Death, Ethics
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Bluebond-Langner, Myra – Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 1988
Introduces special journal issue focusing on research in thanatology. Notes that the possibility of nuclear and biological annihilation requires further research that is broad-based, interdisciplinary, multi-method, and collaborative, and that will be useful to researchers, clinicians, social planners, and legislators. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Death, Interdisciplinary Approach, Research and Development, Research Needs
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Kastenbaum, Robert – Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 1993
Examines interaction between emerging thanatological movement and its sociohistorical context. Notes that thanatology will take on new shape as individuals and society attempt to cope with postmodernistic forces and deconstructive mentality. Considers prospect for authentic solidarity against distress in reconstructed death system. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Death, History, Social History
Freitag, Carl B.; Hassler, Shawn David – 1980
Although fear of death is recorded in the writings of the oldest major religions, the study of death and the fear of death have only occurred for the last few decades. Death education courses have grown in number since the early 1970's. College students participated in an investigation of the effects of death education on death anxiety by…
Descriptors: Affective Measures, Anxiety, Attitude Change, Attitude Measures
Peck, Rosalie; Stefanics, Charlotte – 1987
This book is intended to help the counselor learn to work with terminal patients. The first part presents historical and cultural attitudes toward death and dying. Fear of death, the role of religion, and common myths about terminal cancer patients are discussed. The second part deals with care and treatment of terminal patients. The significance…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Cancer, Counselor Role, Counselors
Lockard, Bonnie Elam – 1986
The relatively new field of thanatology provides a rich supply of resources for teachers to use in developing an understanding of death and in preparing to deal with the subject with children. This review of the literature was completed with the primary purpose of providing teachers with a summary of effective teaching methods and resources to use…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Death, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education
Larson, Charles U. – 1973
The physical and psychological difficulties which accompany grief resulting from another's death are described, and the intrapersonal and interpersonal communication behaviors exhibited by bereaved individuals are outlined. The role of intrapersonal communication--the mourner communicating with himself--and interpersonal communication--the mourner…
Descriptors: Catharsis, Communication (Thought Transfer), Death, Emotional Experience
Weikel, William J., Ed.; Palmo, Artis J., Ed. – 1996
The mental health counseling profession has gained increasing influence in the last 20 years. The purpose of this edited collection of articles is to chart the antecedents to, the present status of, and the future trends for this group of professionals. The book draws together historical tracings, rationales, conceptual models, and other…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Certification, Counseling Psychology, Counseling Services
O'Connell, Walter E.; And Others – Death Education, 1977
In an effort to "treat" the growing death concerns of many medical staffs, an experiential death and dying lab was created. Its evolution to meet changing needs is discussed, as well as future potential for work in this area. (Author)
Descriptors: Counselor Role, Death, Developmental Programs, Helping Relationship
McClaren, Adrian W. – 1987
Students are faced with many subjects related to death in their everyday lives--war, euthanasia, disease, teenage suicide. A unit on death that focuses on literary and artistic conceptions of death, as well as historical trends concerning beliefs about death and burial, can help students express their feelings about death coherently and…
Descriptors: Course Content, Creativity, Death, Drama
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