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The medicalised context of bereavement

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The medicalised context of bereavement

Please note: As part of a review of content, this course will be deleted from OpenLearn on 26th May 2021.

This free course, The medicalised context of bereavement, asks you 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.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate sound knowledge and critical understanding of multifaceted and diverse approaches to death, dying and bereavement
  • explore multiple contexts of bereavement
  • integrate different experiences of death, dying and bereavement with theoretical knowledge
  • critically reflect on policy and practice in order to promote the interests of dying and bereaved people.

First Published: 10/08/2012

Updated: 14/12/2017