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Growth & Development

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

•  Epilogue  (print ready) New

Epilogue: Death & Dying
Robert C. Gates