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Living with death and dying

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This free course, Living with death and dying, will explore how knowledge of and beliefs about death and encounters with death affect people's lives. It will also examine the concept of a 'good death' from an individual perspective in order to enhance the quality of dying.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • relate beliefs about death to the meaning people attach to life
  • reflect on the way in which death structures life
  • critically evaluate now new encounters with death affect perspectives upon life
  • assess the quality of dying
  • critically examine the notion of a ‘good death’ in relation to individual experience.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 4 hours
  • Updated Friday 26th February 2016
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Social Care
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Living with death and dying

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This course will explore how knowledge and beliefs about death and encounters with death affect people’s lives. It will also examine the concept of a ‘good death’ from an individual perspective in order to enhance the quality of dying.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course : K260 Death and dying [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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