Jan 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog
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HS 229 - Grief and Loss Across Life Span

3 Credit(s)

Students will explore the emotional, cultural, developmental, spiritual and behavioral factors that shape an individual’s reaction to loss, including the reactions of helpers who are working with people experiencing personal loss and grief. Material will address losses of individuals, and their significant others, when confronted by chronic disability, illness, or other life-altering events associated with aging as well as death. This course utilizes lecture, discussion, and group exercises to respond compassionately and help individuals develop emotional resilience to loss.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Identify how contemporary familial, social, economic, and cultural realities shape attitudes toward grief and loss
  2. Recognize processes to identify, interpret, and reconstruct loss narratives
  3. Formulate methods that assist grievers to construct loss strategies and reinterpret loss narratives. 
  4. Develop a “tool box” of resources for oneself and individuals who anticipate or who are experiencing a loss
  5. Develop an understanding of personal issues that will support or impede the ability to support individuals who are grieving or anticipating a loss

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