Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2010/2011
Canadian Excellence

SK656
Death, Dying and Bereavement
0.5 Credit

This course is designed to assist students in developing an understanding of, and gaining insight into the many realities faced by individuals and families in the context of death and dying. This course explores concepts and theories, both modern and post-modern, related to death, dying and bereavement. Various practice issues and cultural beliefs are examined and students are supported in developing a critical analysis of grief therapy and "grief work". Throughout the course, students are encouraged to examine personal attitudes and responses to death and grief.