SPEC TPCS-REHAB COU & CSE MNGT – RCCM 5800 – W1


Pre-requisite:
There are no pre-requisite for this course.

Course Description:
Students will explore contemporary issues as it relates to End of life care for individuals who are disabled. The course will focus on counseling individuals with life-threatening illnesses. It will also explore theoretical models of denial, grief as well as how persons cope with life threatening illnesses. Other subjects incldue,Physician-Assisted Suicide/Death, Who Decides Who Lives or Dies, Withholding or Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Treatment, Ethics and Morals, Chronic Sorrow, End-of-Life Struggles and Decisions and finally the Rights of Disabled Persons.

Required Course Resources:
Doka, K. (2009) Counseling Individuals with life-Threatening Illness –Springer publisher ISBN 978-0-8261-1541-6Timothy H. Lillie * James L. Werth, Jr. End-of-Life Issues and Persons with Disabilities (12464) ISBN: 9781416402633

Course Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course students will

  1. Have a thorough understanding of the process of counseling those who have chronic illnesses.
  2. Have a good understanding of the End of life issues that people with disabilities go through.
  3. Develop a understanding of Physician assisted suicides, withholding and withdrawing life sustaining treatments.
  4. Have a working knowledge of Grief counseling.

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