The Psychology of Death and Dying
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This course provides students with the biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives of death, dying and bereavement in our society and around the world. Topics include culture and ethical values, and problems related to death and terminal illness in contemporary society. Specific topics include palliative care, suicide, terminal illness, funeral and burial rituals, legal impacts, environmental impacts, and grief. Social justice implications will be used as a central point.
Students will discuss personal beliefs, historical, and cross cultural issues related to death and dying including legal, medical, environmental, financial, and ethical topics related to end of life.
This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:
Social work, counseling, psychology, gerontology and elder services, and health care
Class Size: 25
Scheduled for: Evening and Weekend
Located in: Olympia