This online course introduces students to concepts surrounding the nature of suffering and issues of death and dying. Students examine concepts from a theoretical perspective with attention to ethical and moral issues from a cross-cultural diversity perspective, and the impact of death, dying, and bereavement on a family and community. Participants explore stages of grief and apply them to case studies or their own patient experiences and engage with tools such as legacy building and memento creation, identifying and utilizing resources that promote positive coping skills and strategies related to providing children bad news or notifying them on death or impending death.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Define stages of grief and types of losses individuals and their families may experience
- Describe ways that grief is manifested in persons
- Apply interventive approaches and strategies to assist persons who are ill or grieving, as well as their families
- Identify national resources and initiatives for individuals and family members who are ill or grieving
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Child Life (ONLINE) : Electives (16 units)