PUBLIC HEALTH APPROACHES TO DEATH, DYING AND GRIEF

PHE5DDG

2021

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.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorColleen Nordstrom

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsOffered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Compassionate Cities: Public Health and End-of-Life Care.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorKellehear, A.

Year2005

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PublisherROUTLEDGE, LONDON

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Death and Dying: A Sociological Introduction.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHowarth, G.

Year2007

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PublisherPOLITY, CAMBRIDGE

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The Last Dance: Encountering Death and Dying

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthordeSpelder & Strickland

Year2015

Edition/Volume10th ed

PublisherNew York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain how people's experiences of dying and grieving are shaped by the societies in which they live.
02. Describe and analyse the key features of contemporary management of dying, grief and bereavement.
03. Describe and discuss how place of death impacts upon the nature and experiences of dying and caregiving.
04. Critically discuss end of life literature in social perspective.
05. Develop a socially-informed critique of current end of life policy and practice in Australia.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorColleen Nordstrom

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
Two 3.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via video conference.
Flexible learning package equivalent to three hours of classroom contact per week. Students will have regular contact with the subject coordinator using telephone, email, or Zoom video conferencing. In negotiation with the coordinator, optional group meetings consisting of two 3-hour sessions may be held during the semester.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,500-word essay

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 3,000-word essay

N/AN/AN/ANo70 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5