Content

This unit provides an introduction to: (a) Physical, psychological, social and spiritual dynamics of loss. (b) Pastoral skills for working with people experiencing loss. (c) Pastoral issues in palliative care. The unit will use a variety of teaching methods, including video presentations, interviews with persons involved in palliative care or bereavement support, and lecture and discussion sessions.

Unit Code: DP2004S

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Identify a range of human experiences of loss.

2.

Articulate strategies for caring for people facing or experiencing imminent loss.

3.

Create a pastoral care plan to address issues of loss identified in a case study.

4.

Articulate the effects of grief and loss on human spirituality.

Unit sequence

DP1001S

Pedagogy

Lectures and tutorials.

Assessments

Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Case Study

Reflective Case Study 2000 words

2000 50.0
Essay

Research Essay 2000 words

2000 50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 26 Jul, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-12 14:32:04 +1000