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ERIC Number: EJ948473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0160-7960
Death Education and Attitudes of Counselors-in-Training toward Death: An Exploratory Study
Harrawood, Laura K.; Doughty, Elizabeth A.; Wilde, Brandon
Counseling and Values, v56 n1-2 p83-95 Oct 2011
This study reviewed how attitudes of counselors-in-training toward death develop after completing a course on death education. Participants included 11 graduate counseling students enrolled in a 2-credit-hour course addressing death and dying, and grief and loss. Qualitative results from a content analysis of free-response narratives suggest the emergence of 3 themes: openness to examining death and death constructs; increased understanding of death; and reduced negative emotional state, namely, fear of death. Implications of the findings for counselor education and limitations of the study are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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