Thanatology

a new clinical specialty to help confront death.

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

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Abstract

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
Volume89
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1992

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Thanatology : a new clinical specialty to help confront death. / Boyarsky, S.; North, Carol S; Boyarsky, R. E.

In: Missouri Medicine, Vol. 89, No. 2, 02.1992, p. 95-97.

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Boyarsky, S, North, CS & Boyarsky, RE 1992, 'Thanatology: a new clinical specialty to help confront death.', Missouri Medicine, vol. 89, no. 2, pp. 95-97.
Boyarsky, S. ; North, Carol S ; Boyarsky, R. E. / Thanatology : a new clinical specialty to help confront death. In: Missouri Medicine. 1992 ; Vol. 89, No. 2. pp. 95-97.
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