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April 8, 2022

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6 months

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Description

This course, Living with death and dying, explores how knowledge of and beliefs about death and encounters with death affect people's lives. It will also examine the concept of a 'good death' from an individual perspective in order to enhance the quality of dying.

Course learning outcomes

After completing this course, you should be able to:
  • Relate beliefs about death to the meaning people attach to life
  • Reflect on the way in which death structures life
  • Critically evaluate now new encounters with death affect perspectives upon life
  • Assess the quality of dying
  • Critically examine the notion of a ‘good death’ in relation to individual experience.

Course Curriculum

    • Living with death and dying 00:05:00
    • Death and Tolstoy 00:10:00
    • How do others find meaning in life? 00:10:00
    • The effect of death on life 00:05:00
    • Theravada Buddhism 00:05:00
    • Together Forever 00:10:00
    • Margaret 00:10:00
    • Nick 00:15:00
    • Reactions to near-death experiences 00:15:00
    • Sense of death 00:20:00
    • The impact of near-death experiences 00:10:00
    • A psychological explanation for near-death experiences 00:10:00
    • Choices in dying 00:20:00
    • Concepts of a good death 00:20:00
    • Case study 2: Li’s death – a residential home death 00:20:00
    • Case study 4: The death of Meg – a home death 00:25:00
    • A good death? 00:25:00
    • Conclusion 00:05:00

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