PUBLIC HEALTH APPROACHES TO DEATH, DYING AND GRIEF

PHE5DDG

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will be given the opportunity to explore the social, cultural and historical factors which are the context of contemporary beliefs and practices in end-of-life care. Particular attention will be paid to the experiences of dying and grieving people and their caregivers, and the response of Australian health services. The aim is for participants to develop, through a fresh understanding of the social and cultural resources available to them, a public health approach to end-of-life care, and to apply this approach in their own professional contexts.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorColleen Nordstrom

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Offered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCompassionate cities: public health and end of life careRecommendedKellehear, A.ROUTLEDGE, LONDON 2005.
ReadingsDeath and dyingRecommendedHowarth, G.POLITY, CAMBRIDGE 2000.
ReadingsThe Last DanceRecommendedde Spelder & StricklandMAYFIELD, CA 2009

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