Association For Death Education And Counseling Convention Draws Grief, Dying, Thanatology Expertsore

Every week, hundreds of convention centers across the U.S. are booked by professional groups, but the the one Los Angeles this week was unique. At the Association for Death Education and Counseling conference, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, some of the nation’s leading thanatologists — people who study death for a living — gathered to discuss what’s new in one of the oldest experiences that all that all of the living share: the inevitable demise.

“We can talk openly about things for many people that they don’t even want to think about,” said Robert Zucker, a family counselor who specializes in helping parents who have have had loved ones die cope with their own losses and nurture grieving children. Zucker had traveled from suburban Boston to attend the conference, where organizers offered dozens of events on nearly every aspect of how people die and what happens afterward.” More.

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About The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson

Ordained to the priesthood in December, 2010.
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