May 27, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

CHPL 650 - Spiritual Care at the End of Life (1)


This course will explore the different spiritual, religious and existential beliefs about dying and death, and examine the role of the spiritual care provider in helping patients and families navigate the meaningfulness of belief. We will review issues of emotional and spiritual distress, conflicts that can occur between those who are dying and those they are in relationship with, as well as learn about the concepts of hospice care, differentiated from palliative care. Some time will be spent looking at the role of the spiritual care provider in providing bereavement support for families and other significant relationships of the deceased.