ERIC Number: EJ855666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Death and Dying Course Offerings in Psychology: A Survey of Nine Midwestern States
Eckerd, Lizabeth M.
Death Studies, v33 n8 p762-770 2009
The certainty of facing death and bereavement and the complex personal and societal issues involved argue for the importance of death education. The current study addresses a gap in knowledge by beginning to assess the extent of dying, death, and bereavement (DD&B) course offerings by U.S. psychology departments. This article reports on data collected from an initial survey of psychology departments in nine Midwestern states. Approximately 20% of respondents have offered a DD&B course in the last 5 years. Reasons for lack of DD&B courses include faculty and curriculum issues, as well as DD&B topics being covered elsewhere. These issues are discussed, and data are compared with DD&B course coverage in health-related fields.
Descriptors: Death, Intellectual Disciplines, Psychology, Grief, Decision Making Skills, Surveys, Course Content, Departments, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
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