GRIEF, LOSS AND END OF LIFE ISSUES
Course level: "Upper Division"
"In this course, students will learn strategies for facilitating the transition from curative measures to palliative care for the relief of emotional/psychological distress, pain, and a range of physical symptoms. Core competencies involve demonstrated learning of methods for anticipating the demands of end-of-life caregiving including advanced directives, 24/7 services, hospice case management, care and placement options, and easing the common challenges as individuals and families move from care and grief modalities to acceptance and healing. Students will demonstrate understanding of patient and caregiver needs and roles in late life care with topics that include: practical care assistance and early preparation, referral for financial and legal assistance, comfort and dignity issues, respite care, grief support, focusing on client values and concerns, and addressing family conflict. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BSHS/438."
Purchase of LabPaq® Hands-on Lab Kits are required for this course.
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What you'll learn
What you’ll learn