HDFS403 Death, Dying, and Grief (3 semester hours)

This course introduces students to concepts surrounding the nature of suffering and issues of death and dying. Students examine concepts from a theoretical perspective with attention to ethical and moral issues from a cross-cultural diversity perspective and the impact of death, dying and bereavement on a family and community. Participants explore stages of grief and apply them to case studies or their own patient experiences and engage with tools such as legacy building and memento creation, identify and utilize resources that promote positive coping skills, strategies related to providing children bad news or notifying them on death or impending death. Interest in or pursuit of Child Life certification is not required. Note: This course focuses on death, dying and grief in pediatric care.

Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies


...and Practice HDFS402 - Benefits of Therapeutic Play HDFS403 - Death, Dying and Grief CHFD340 - Family Development...