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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.

By the time you have completed this unit you should be able to:

  • relate beliefs about death to the meaning people attach to life
  • reflect upon the way in which death structures life
  • critically evaluate 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
  • recognise the implications of the diverse values that people hold about death and dying for improving the quality of dying.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 4 hours
  • Updated Tuesday 10th December 2013
  • 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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