The purpose of this project was to develop a curriculum addressing the topic of death and dying for unlicensed professional caregivers in assisted living. By understanding the course of death through a well-rounded gerontological approach, it is expected that unlicensed assisted living caregivers will be able to provide better, more informed care to their residents and address their own emotions concerning death.
This curriculum includes four major topics: physical changes during death and dying, psychosocial changes during death and dying, communication with the dying and their loved ones, and professional grief management and support. Each topic also contains prompted discussion questions and interactive group activities.
Two expert reviewers and the program developer's committee members evaluated the course and offered suggestions for further development. These recommendations were then incorporated into the final version of the curriculum.
|Commitee:||Claver, Maria, Perley, Rebecca|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Family and Consumer Sciences|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Gerontology, Nursing, Health education, Curriculum development|
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