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Ψ  Thanatology: The study of death.

To die, to sleep--
No more--and by a sleep to day we end
The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to. 'Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep--
To sleep--perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub,
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause.

- William Shakespeare

26      Death & Dying

•  Emotions
 •  Deciding How to Die
  •  Death Around the World
   •  Bereavement & Grief
    •  Reactions / Recovery
     •  Self Test
      •  Crossword (print ready) New
       •  Key Questions
        •  Topic Index

•  Epilogue  (print ready) New

Epilogue: Death & Dying
Robert C. Gates