2019 - 2020 College Catalog 
    Aug 19, 2022  
2019 - 2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ALHT 304 - Death and Dying

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): ALHT 202 , MATH 115 , or equivalent statistics course; ENGL 100  and/or ENGL 200 ; PSYC 100  

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course focuses on historical and contemporary perspectives on death and dying. Current American practices and transcultural considerations are addressed. Emphasis is placed on the terminally ill and bereaved and ethical, moral, and legal issues surrounding the care of the dying individual.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Reflect upon the evolution of death, personal concepts of death and evaluate personal preferences for end of life planning
  2. Explore culturally and spiritually sensitive communication by the healthcare worker as it relates to the dying process
  3. Describe interventions that facilitate the grief process specific to the needs and tasks of the dying individual across the lifespan
  4. Identify the role of hospice and palliative care during the dying process and preventive measures for compassion fatigue in caregivers
  5. Critique the different ethical and moral sides of death and dying issues