ERIC Number: ED346375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Encountering Death: Structured Activities for Death Awareness.
Welch, Ira David; And Others
This book is intended to be used as a supplement to standard textbooks on death and dying for college students. Chapter 1 "Encountering Death in the Self" builds the foundation for increased self-awareness for the study of death and dying. Chapter 2 "Encountering Death in the Family" provides activities which are appropriate for a wide variety of family circumstances. Chapter 3 "Encountering Death in the Culture" is intended to help students become more perceptive about cultural influences upon their attitudes toward death. Chapter 4 "Encountering Death in Institutions" examines feelings about institutions such as churches and hospitals. Chapter 5 "Encountering Unexpected Death" helps students to explore deaths which ordinarily lie outside their control. Chapter 6 "Encountering Suicide" responds to a topic which has received an increasing amount of media attention in recent years. Chapter 7 "Encountering AIDS" provides activities aimed at exploring this epidemic. Chapter 8 "Encountering Death in Our Values" provides an arena in which students can experience the push and pull of various ethical dilemmas as they struggle to resolve many of the complicated issues to be faced in this frontier of medical and technological knowledge. Chapter 9 "Encountering Death as Our Helper" provides an opportunity to explore a variety of topics which arise in the helping process. A pre-test and a post-test encountering death scales are included. (ABL)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, College Students, Death, Ethics, Higher Education, Suicide
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Students; Practitioners
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