Thanatopedagogy, as a sub-discipline has been newly observed in Polish pedagogical thought, mainly due to the popularisation of the hospice movement, as well as the involvement of the students and researchers. The learning contents, which are related to death education, according to the obvious reasons, are the cause of certain anxiety. The issues are conveyed within a more or less broad context during the psychology classes, philosophy, ethics, theology, anthropology, sociology, culture knowledge or the specialistic pedagogy and geragogy. Therefore, there is a necessity of stating the position of thanatopedagogy and the scope of its contents in the educational programmes for pedagogues and teachers in Poland. Since the foreign specialists' achievements in the field are already known, here comes the possibility of an exchange of experiences and patterning oneself upon the actual solutions.