ERIC Number: ED221100
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Death Education for the Health Professional.
Benoliel, Jeanne Quint, Ed.
The perspectives of a number of health professionals based on their experiences in providing death education courses are presented in essays. In "Interdisciplinary Death Education in a Nursing School" (Helen L. Swain and Kathleen V. Cowles), the development of an undergraduate elective course in death, dying, and bereavement at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Nursing is described. In "An Undergraduate Nursing Course in Palliative Care" (L. Degner and others), a course initiated in 1977 is outlined. Jeanne Quint Benoliel, in "Death Influence in Clinical Practice: A Course for Graduate Students," reports on a graduate course designed to provide for analysis of the social, cultural, and psychological conditions surrounding death in modern society. "Death Education for Advanced Nursing Practice" (Ruth McCorkle) gives a graduate program description for the Department of Community Health Care Systems at the University of Washington. In "Death Education in Medical School: A Seminar on Terminal Illness" (Brian W. Goodell, Joyce I. Donohue, and Jeanne Quint Benoliel), a large-class seminar developed at the University of Washington School of Medicine on terminal illness is reported. "Humanistic Health Care Education in a Hospice/Palliative Care Setting" (Sandra L. Bertman, Harry Greene, and Cary A. Wyatt) describes a course taught to an interdisciplinary group of health care professionals and focusing on the psychological, social, and cultural implications of humanistic health care. References are included with each essay, and an overall index is provided. (MSE)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Cancer, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Cultural Influences, Death, Diseases, Grief, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Medical Education, Medical Services, Nursing Education, Psychological Needs, Social Influences, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Books; Opinion Papers
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