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SWK 696 - Confronting Loss, Grief, Death and Bereavement

3 credits

This is an issue-oriented social work course on the policy and practice issues in loss, grief, death, and dying across the life span for diverse populations.  The major educational goal is to evaluate and understand the many problems and key resources relevant to social work practice with persons encountering grief, loss, death and bereavement in the context of health care settings.  Students will attain knowledge, values and skills to meet the demands for entry level practice with clients (and their families) encountering chronic or terminal illness.