H.B. Danesh

Thanatology

Thanatology is the study of the phenomena of death and of psychological and spiritual mechanisms for coping with it.

During my three decades of psychiatric practice, for 15 years I dedicated considerable time counseling many children, youth, and young adults who were either facing their own death or the death of a loved one. In my effort to comfort and assist these individuals and their families to deal with this most dramatic, perplexing, and, for many, fearful inevitability—death—I developed a certain understanding of the nature and process of death and its psychological, relational, moral, and spiritual effects. Aside from a few articles that I have published on this topic, I have also written The Mysterious Case of the IWs: Helping Children Cope with Death, which is scheduled for publication in 2011 as one of the volumes in the Education for Peace Integrated Curriculum Series.

Related Publications

Danesh, H.B. (2011 forthcoming). The Mysterious Case of the IWs: Helping Children Cope with Death. Victoria: EFP-Press.