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This free course, Death and medicine: Postponement and promise, asks the reader to consider the experience of grief and bereavement and in particular the extent to which grieving people need professional help. The course considers the evidence for the effects of grief and the extent to which current ways of responding are helpful.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- evaluate end-of-life care approaches in the UK and challenges to care delivery
- evaluate the usefulness of theoretical models of death, dying and bereavement
- recognise the relevance of critical social perspectives associated with death, dying and bereavement
- critically reflect on policy and practice in order to promote the interests of dying and bereaved people.
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Death and medicine: Postponement and promise
This course asks the reader to consider the experience of grief and bereavement and in particular the extent to which grieving people need professional help. The course considers the evidence for the effects of grief and the extent to which current ways of responding are helpful.
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Originally published: Friday, 12th February 2016
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