Walsh University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014
SOC 307 Death, Dying and Bereavement 3 sem. hrs.
DV/H2b: Increasing one's knowledge of death, dying and bereavement is embarking on a journey of personal discovery. The course combines a comprehensive interdisciplinary study from health care, the humanities, and social/behavioral sciences. Focuses on, but is not limited to, how socialization influences the way people relate to death, dying, bereavement; historical and cross-cultural perspectives; options for delivering care to terminally ill persons; ethical questions pertaining to informed consent, euthanasia, definitions of death, medical directives, organ donation, suicide, physician assisted euthanasia; psychological factors of grief; the rites and ceremonies of grief; lifespan perspectives, impact of the legal system. Next offered F-13, F-14.
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