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Handbook of Thanatology

If ever there was an area requiring that the research-practice gap be bridged, surely it occurs where thanatologists engage with people dealing with human mortality and loss. The Handbook of Thanatology, produced by ADEC and based on the ADEC Body of Knowledge, helps bridge that gap. The second edition of ADEC's Handbook of Thanatology was published in 2013 and is available for purchase — learn how to order your copy.


Members receive the bi-monthly Connects to keep them up to date about all the goings-on in the association. In addition to news from headquarters, Connects is also a platform where members can share their own news and recent achievements. Connects also incorporates articles from The Forum , addressing important topics for thanatology professionals. Read past issues in the archive.

ADEC Journals

ADEC members receive free online subscriptions to three professional journals as a benefit of membership: Omega: The Journal of Death and DyingDeath Studies and Grief Matters: The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement. Members also have access to available back issues of both journals in PDF and HTML formats. In addition, members receive discounted subscription rates for the Journal of Trauma and Loss and Mortality JournalLearn more

Note to ADEC members: In order to access your journal subscriptions, you must log into the journal page with your username and password.

Thanatology NewsBrief

The Thanatology NewsBrief is a free, biweekly digest of headlines and news related to death, dying and loss. With a variety of stories selected from media outlets around the world, members will be more informed about broader issues related to death, dying and loss. View a sample issue