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Death, dying and bereavement

What shapes understandings of death and dying, and how does this affect the experiences of dying people, bereaved people, those who work with them, and their carers? In this module you will explore the social context of death and dying, considering the impact on end of life care and bereavement support. You'll engage with real life examples which will enable you to think critically about how practice in this area can be improved. This module is relevant to those working with dying people and their families, or anyone who wants to find out more about death, dying and bereavement from an academic study point-of-view.

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Not intervening as a form of care video icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Not intervening as a form of care

Learning from palliative and end of life care.

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5 mins
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Grief and COVID-19: Mourning what we know, who we miss and the way we say goodbye article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Grief and COVID-19: Mourning what we know, who we miss and the way we say goodbye

This article explores experiences of children and young people’s death anxiety as a result of COVID-19, and the impact of the pandemic and death on staff working in care establishments, and how grief was reported in UK newspapers.  

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

How COVID-19 challenges our notion of a good death

Erica Borgstrom, a medical anthropologist and lecturer at The Open University, explores why death from coronavirus is not the type of death we expect.

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Certificate in End-of-Life Care

How do we approach death and dying at an individual level? How do we understand it within a wider social context? What are the ethical dilemmas faced by carers and dying people at the end of life? This certificate introduces a range of issues relating to death, dying and dementia care. Drawing on real case studies and acted scenarios, you’ll see and hear from people living with dementia, and from dying people and their carers. You’ll learn how people manage grief (including following sudden and mass death); and explore the social context of death and dying, end-of-life care, bereavement, and ethics. You’ll also explore the incidence and pathology of dementia and its impact on the person with dementia; how people are cared for at home and in care settings; and the ethical dilemmas associated with dementia. Throughout your studies, the emphasis is on the reality of end-of-life care and what changes can improve that care.

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Death and medicine: Postponement and promise free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Death and medicine: Postponement and promise

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.

Free course
1 hr
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

An introduction to death, dying and grief

Explore interesting and challenging ideas around death, dying and grief. This free course, An introduction to death, dying and grief, invites you to think more deeply about death and dying and encourages you to think about it in different ways. This course will introduce you to different perspectives on death; ethical issues related to dying and end-of-life care; as well as expressions of grief. Please note that this course includes video about people talking personally about their experiences in relation to death and dying. If you have been affected by the issues in these videos, there are resources included in the course for further information and support.

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7 hrs
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

A Time To Live - Extended Interviews

What would you do if you found out you had a terminal illness? Hear more from some of the people in 'A Time to Live' as they discuss their experiences of dealing with just that. 

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2 hrs
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How afraid of death are we? article icon

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How afraid of death are we?

As a society, we're starting to look death in its hollow eyesockets and pull it into the light. But how scared do we remain of death - and is it healthy to have a bit of anxiety when staring into the great beyond? Jonathan Jong explores.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Right to die: what about other circumstances?

Reasons for individuals chosing to end their life vary - is there one straightforward answer to the question 'do we have the right to die?' or is it more complicated than that?

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What are the rules around assisted suicide?

What are the legalities of assisted suicide, is it accessible for all and should it be?

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History & The Arts 

Do we have a right to die?

Do we have a right to die? What are the moral and ethical implications of assisted suicide?

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