The Good Death: The New American Search to Reshape the End of Life (1997 Edition)

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About the Course:

This extensive work is the culmination of six years of collecting information, stories, and philosophical perspectives on dying. Of particular concern are complicated issues that arise from technology that keeps humans alive longer than in any other time in history. Whether you are presently working with a dying person, or facing your own death or death of a loved one, this book will prove to be helpful.


By Marilyn Webb

Marilyn Webb is a journalist who began her investigative writing about dying as a personal quest to mourn the death of her 13-year-old sister.

Course Objectives:

  1. to discuss how dying has become more complicated by the availability of advanced technology

  2. to describe how the complexities of dying affect loved one’s families

  3. to explain the philosophy and practices of hospice-facilitated dying

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Course Number: 100243
Credit Hours: 16cr
Exam Fee: $111.52
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