What is Pastoral Thanatology
Pastoral Thanatology and care of the dying stems not only from a social call of kindness, but also comes from God. It is a Christian call, but a religious call as well. As humans we are called to care for the needs of the dying. This is the basis of society, but within a religious calling, it becomes more than a good deed but a vocational call and act of charity that transcends the physical world. It is a calling to care not only for the physical needs of the dying but also the spiritual needs. Through pastoral care of the dying, one fulfills the corporal and spiritual works of mercy found within Christianity. While these acts of mercy are found within Christianity, they can be universally found in all religions that reflect the goodness of God. At AIHCP, one can become certified in Pastoral Thanatology and help in the care of the dying.