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Living, Dying, and Death: A Biopsychosocial Approach to Understanding the End of Life

Psychological & Brain Sciences 399 - Spring 2019

This survey course examines dying and death from biological, psychological, and social perspectives. Topics include theoretical and research approaches to studying dying and death, historical and cross-cultural attitudes, psychological understanding and coping with death over the lifespan, the process of dying and definitions of death, healthcare professionals and treatment approaches for the dying, assisted death and other ethical/legal issues, grief and bereavement, mass tragedy and public death, and planning for death. PREREQ: Psych. 100B
Course Attributes: EN SBU BAAS SSCFA SSCAR SSCCFH MHA

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Living, Dying, and Death: A Biopsychosocial Approach to Understanding the End of Life
INSTRUCTOR: Carpenter
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