This free course, Death and medicine: postponement and promise, 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.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
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.