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ERIC Number: EJ800337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 38
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0748-1187
University Student Death Response Plans Using a Structural Management Approach Provide Effective Coordinated Institutional Action
Cusick, Anne
Death Studies, v32 n6 p550-587 Jul 2008
Student death is an inevitable event in the long life of university communities. Although student death is uncommon, universities need to be able respond in a timely and appropriate way to bring the relationship with a deceased student to a dignified close. This article presents a review of factors previously identified in higher education and death studies literature to be useful inclusions in any university/college death response plan. It proposes that management frameworks underpin effective institutional responses to student death as they provide the organizational context for coherent multi-disciplinary action within complex policy, campus and departmental arrangements. The article reports on the development of a university death response plan that took a "structural" approach derived from the discipline of management, to the mobilizing, coordination and monitoring of resources relevant to student death in a multi-campus multi-disciplinary environment. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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