Death education

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Death education is education about death that focuses on the human and emotional aspects of death. Though it may include teaching on the biological aspects of death, teaching about coping with grief is a primary focus. A specialist in this field is referred to as a thanatologist.


One of the major organizations that educates people on death is Hospice. Hospice[1] offers support for the caregiver, and Hospice also offers information on what to expect before death and what the family can expect after death. One of the major subjects that hospice addresses within death are the myths that come along with death. Hospice will also walk caretakers through the signs and symptoms to look for that signify death.


  1. ^ "Hospice Foundation of America". Retrieved 19 March 2013.