elisabeth Kubler Ross & Grief Theory
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The teachings and research of Elisabeth Kubler Ross have left a great imprint upon the study of bereavement. Her research led to the famous phases or steps of grieving for terminally ill patients, starting with denial and ending in acceptance. However, her research and ideas are much deeper than the steps that developed from her dedicated visitation with the dying. With it comes a philosophy of death as experienced and formulated by Kubler Ross. From her writings we see not only a doctor and physician but a caring friend to the dying. This course looks at three of her works, “On Death and Dying” where she lists her famous steps of grief, and also her two other works entitled “On Children and Death” and “Death: The Final Stage of Growth”. I hope these texts help grief counselors find a deeper appreciation for one of the pioneers in the science of bereavement. Continuing education hours = 50. Course Code: GC 680.
Pre-requisite: this course is particularly designed as a recertification course for Certified Grief Counselors, and Certified Pastoral Thanantologists.
Instructor/Course Author: Mark Moran, M.A.
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This is a guided, independent study CEU Course. You are to study and progress at your own rate. There is one written assignment for this course. Details are provided by the course author/instructor.
TIME FRAME: You are allotted two years from the date of enrollment, to complete this course. There are no set time-frames, other than the two year allotted time. If you do not complete the course within the two-year time-frame, you will be removed from the course and an "incomplete" will be recorded for you in our records. Also, if you would like to complete the course after this two-year expiration time, you would need to register and pay the course tuition fee again.
TEXTBOOKS: There are three (3) required textbooks for this course:
On Death and Dying. Elisabth Kubler Ross. Scribner; First Scribner Trade Paperback Edition edition (June 9, 1997). ISBN-10: 0684839385 ISBN-13: 978-0684839387
On Children and Death: How Children and Their Parents Can and Do Cope With Death. Elisabth Kubler Ross. Scribner; First Edition edition (June 9, 1997). ISBN-10: 684839393 ISBN-13: 978-0684839394
Death: The Final Stage of Growth. Elisabth Kubler Ross. Scribner; 1 edition (June 9, 1997). ISBN-10: 0684839415 ISBN-13: 978-0684839417
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GRADING: You must achieve a passing score of at least 70% to complete this course and receive the 50 hours of awarded continuing education credit. There are no letter grades assigned. You will receive notice of your total % score. Those who score below the minimum of 70% will be contacted by the American Academy of Grief Counseling and options for completing additional course work to achieve a passing score, will be presented.
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Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
Understand the importance and significance of Kubler Ross on the science of bereavement
Incorporate some aspect of her teachings or philosophy into one’s own grief counseling ministry
Identify the four steps in Kubler Ross’ Grief Steps
Understand the need of better pastoral implementations for the needs of the dying in hospital settings
Better help children grieve
Educate others on the needs of grieving children
Learn more about other cultures and their views on mourning and death
Challenge one’s own philosophy on death as not just a physical experience but a total human experience
Feel less inhibited in discussing death
Be better equipped to help people express their ideas and fears regarding death
Face death personally and professionally not as an enemy but as a part of life
A brief abstract of content:
Kubler Ross Text “On Death and Dying”
Why We Fear Death?
Attitudes Towards Death
The Five Steps of Grief
The Value of Hope
The Patient’s Family
Interviews with Terminally Ill
Reactions to Kubler Ross’ Seminar
Kubler Ross Text “On Children and Death”
Letter to Bereaved Parents
Beginnings of Life
Head Injuries and Coma
Natural Ways to Prepare Children for Life
Missing and Murdered Children
Alternative Treatments: Visualization
Children’s Inner knowledge of Death and Symbolic Language
How Can Friends Help?
Spiritual Aspects of the Work with Dying Children
Kubler Ross Text on “Death: The Final Stage of Growth”
Why Is It So Hard to Die