To enable students to:

  1. Identify and comprehend traditional and current issues in related to Death and Dying, Definition of Death, Transplants, Assisted suicide, mercy killing, alternative care programs for the dying, allocation of health care resources, life styles and death, the concept of a natural death, historical change in the social definition of death.

  2. Understand the emotional upheavals experienced by those near to death, their families and the survivors of a death of a loved one.

  3. Understand of the current state of health care for the dying.

  4. Develop a humanistic perspective on death and dying and incorporate it into their current lifestyles.


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