ERIC Number: ED241111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Nursing 433: Uncomplicated Grief and Bereavement.
Kane, James J.
A description is provided of "Uncomplicated Grief and Bereavement," a course designed to provide the graduate nursing student with the assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation skills required to facilitate a normal bereavement outcome among persons experiencing the loss of a significant other. The course description first outlines course philosophy, allotment of class time, target student populations, and anticipated student dropout rate. A course glossary defines the terms "anticipatory grief,""bereavement,""cognitive therapy,""crisis intervention,""grief," and "loss." The next section outlines major course goals related to the counseling of grieving and bereaved clients and identifying individuals at risk for complicated bereavement, and discusses long-range course objectives. A listing of course materials, including texts, general references, and media center materials, is followed by descriptions of the following course units: (1) characteristics of grief and bereavement; (2) precipitants to grief reaction; (3) bio-psycho-social factors affecting bereavement outcomes; and (4) facilitating uncomplicated bereavement outcomes. Each unit description contains an overview of the topic, and lists goals, objectives, sample test items, and readings. Finally, course grading, procedures for course revision, and expectations of students are discussed. (LAL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Graduate seminar paper, University of California, Los Angeles.