About the National Center for Death Education
The National Center for Death Education is dedicated to promoting knowledge and understanding in the field of thanatology. Our goal is to assist care-giving professionals and students in acquiring and maintaining a current knowledge base and in developing creative and useful skills for providing care associated with end of life, bereavement and loss.
Our philosophy and educational approach grows from the belief that death and loss are part of the continuum of life. Dying and/or grieving persons have an absolute right to be supported and validated, to grieve in their own time and in their own way. We further believe that, for the great majority of persons who are grieving, their grief is normal and non-pathological. Grief, in its many forms needs to be experienced and expressed within the contexts of families, communities, and with those who have had similar experiences.
Please utilize the links to left to learn more about the many academic programs we offer.
- Center Director: Diane Moran
- Directions: How to reach us via car and/or public transportation.