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- Analyze and explain how different perspectives on the afterlife affect individual responses to death and bereavement.
- Develop strategies to assist clients and their caregivers with end-of-life preparation.
- Utilize tools and strategies to normalize grief and to aid clients and their caregivers in processing grief.
CONTEMPORARY ATTITUDES TOWARD DEATH & DYING
- Death anxiety (Thanatophobia) or death acceptance?
- The new death awareness movement
- Clinicians’ attitudes toward death & dying
THE DYING PATIENT & THEIR FAMILY SYSTEM
- Terminal illness is a family matter
- The dying trajectory
- Forgiveness, love & emotional healing at the end of life
- How belief in the afterlife effects death
- Anticipatory grief & preparatory grief
PREPARING FOR THE END OF LIFE
- Validate & help to process emotions
- Assist in addressing spiritual needs
- Pain management & comfort
- Legal documents & advanced care planning
CONTEMPORARY ASSESSMENTS & INTERVENTIONS
- Assess death anxiety
- Tools for processing & normalizing grief
- Meaningful rituals for patients & families
- Considerations for cancer patients
- Social Workers
- Nursing Home Administrators
- Case Managers
- Marriage & Family Therapists
- Palliative Care Services
- Funeral Directors
- Addiction Counselors
- Other Mental Health Professionals