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FARAJ, Suane Pastoriza; CUNICO, Sabrina Daiana; QUINTANA, Alberto Manuel  and  BECK, Carmem Lúcia Colomé. Scientific production in the field of psychology on death. Psicol. rev. (Belo Horizonte) [online]. 2013, vol.19, n.3, pp. 441-461. ISSN 1677-1168.

This study aims to understand what has been published by psychology professionals on death, to contribute to scientific knowledge and to intervene appropriately in professional practice, since this is a recurring theme with everyday professional psychologist. We have performed a systematic review of the literature between 2002 and 2012, by using the Scielo and Pepsic databases considering thanatology, psychology and death as descriptors. An analysis of the data was performed by content analysis, from which we have listed the categories: Conceptions about death, and Family and death, Education and death, Health professionals and death, Institutions and death and Death impulse. The results indicate a certain lack of research, reinforcing the importance that more studies must be conducted to further such understandings about the theme of death, supporting the notion of the presence of death as part of life

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