End of Life Interventions

CLI GE550 - End of Life Interventions

Credits: 2

This course focuses on interventions in three end-of-life contexts. Spanning the continuum of end-of-life care, this course covers theoretical models and empirically-supported treatment approaches designed to: (a) reduce anxiety and improve quality of life among people who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, (b) reduce feelings of depression and burden among caregivers, and (c) reduce complicated grief and depressive symptoms among bereaved individuals and families. Through lecture and experiential exercises, students in this course are exposed to both individual and group-based treatments relevant to these populations. Although the course focuses primarily on end-of-life interventions for adults, ageappropriate modifications for children and adolescents are discussed. Individual and cultural differences and ethical challenges in end-of-life care are also discussed and explored.