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ERIC Number: ED265891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Dec-4
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Hospice Concept: Health Occupation 305.
Schobel, Deborah A.
A description is provided of "The Hospice Concept," an elective course offered as part of a two-year college health occupations curriculum. The course is designed to further the students understanding of the multiple facets of death and dying and to prepare them to be hospice volunteers. Following a course description and a glossary of terms, major course goals and long-range goals and objectives are stated, the units of instruction are outlined, and materials of instruction are listed. The bulk of the course description provides information on the goals and objectives of the individual units: (1) Introduction to Hospice Care; (2) Attitudes towards Death and Dying; (3) Stages of Death and Dying; (4) Coping with Death and Dying; (5) Types of Pain and Management; (6) Communication Skills; (7) Community Resources and Supports; (8) Role of the Hospice Volunteer; (9) Legal Issues and Answers; (10) Grief and Bereavement; (11) The Threat of Suicide; (12) Funeral Arrangements--Facts & Fallacies; (13) Review of the Literature; (14) Common Problems in Hospice Care; (15) Organization and Structure of Hospices; (16) Ethical Issues in Hospice Care; (17) Acting the Part: You as the Hospice Volunteer; and (18) Final Exam Information. Finally, course grading criteria, procedures for course revision, an instructor evaluation form, a bibliography, a recommended reading list, and examples of course handouts are included. (LAL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A