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Living with death and dying

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Living with death and dying

This free course, Living with death and dying, explores 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.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

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.

First Published: 10/08/2012

Updated: 17/08/2018

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