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GERO: Death and Dying

Course Number: 10544206
Credits: 3.00

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Course Description

10-544-206 GERO: DEATH AND DYING of losses across the lifespan associated with death and dying. Societal and personal views of death, dying, and bereavement and recommendations for healthy transitions in coping with loss will be explored.

Course Typically Offered

  • Fall

Length of Course

Course Competencies

  1. Investigate attitudes toward death and dying
  2. Evaluate the influence of sociocultural forces on death and dying
  3. Summarize cultural and historical perspectives on death and dying
  4. Illustrate how persons deal with dying and death
  5. Outline modern health care services to the individual who is dying
  6. Explore end-of-life issues and decisions
  7. Explore the concept of the "Right To Die"
  8. Examine living with a life-threatening illness
  9. Compare and contrast death in the lives of children and adolescents versus adults
  10. Examine the issues surrounding suicide
  11. Relate to death by accident, violence, war, or disease
  12. Discover how survivors experience loss
  13. Assume responsibility for exploring death and dying