Death and medicine: Postponement and promise
Death and medicine: Postponement and promise

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Death and medicine: Postponement and promise

Death and medicine: Postponement and promise

Introduction

This course helps you to explore the extent to which death and dying in western societies are medical events and what aspects of death and dying might be neglected as a consequence. The course covers the way that such things as medicine provide the context of the experiences associated with the end of life.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of level 2 study in Health & Social Care. If you found this interesting, take a look at the Open University module Death, Dying & Bereavement (K220): http://www.open.ac.uk/ courses/ modules/ k220 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] . Alternatively, you can explore the related OpenLearn course, An introduction to death, dying and grief.

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