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2012-2013 Official General Catalog 
2012-2013 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

HMS 240 - Perspectives on Death and Dying

Individual and cultural perspectives on death and dying.  Includes historical, psychological, socio-cultural, legal and ethical dimensions of the dying process, grief and bereavement, and communities of care.


Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Demonstrate an appreciation of the historical and sociocultural dimensions of death and dying.
2.  Describe psychological, emotional, and physical elements of the dying process for individuals and caregivers.
3.  Analyze concepts and theories related to end-of-life care including mourning and grief.
4.  Apply legal and ethical principles to the analysis of complex issues in end-of-life care.
5.  Explore multidiscriplinary communities of care for dying persons and their families.
6.  Evaluate appropriate resources for consumer decision-making regarding end-of-life care.