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CNUR 320: Death and Grief

This guide supports the CNUR 320 course at PennWest University.


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CNUR 320: Death and Grief

Explores the dying process from various conceptual and theoretical frameworks. Focuses on historical, ethical, socio-cultural and interpersonal perspectives on death. Students address their own mortality and develop a personal philosophy of death and grief. Opportunities are provided for students to interact with professional experts as well as individuals experiencing grief/death issues. Annually, and as needed. Open to all students.



Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of various theoretical frameworks related to death, grief, and caring.
2. Describe historical and cultural perspectives of death and dying.
3. Discuss contemporary ethical and legal issues related to death and dying.
4. Identify personal beliefs and values regarding death, care of the dying, and one's own mortality.
5. Integrate one's personal perspective on death into the care of self and others.