Certificate in Thanatology

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End-of-Life issues impact the practice of all healthcare professionals, counselors, clergy, hospice staff, social workers and many others. In order to provide appropriate, compassionate care, one must have a sound understanding of all aspects of grief – from anticipatory grief to post death grief. Special Topics in Thanatology: Dying, Death and Bereavement is a three part distance learning program incorporating both video lectures and on-line components provided on a password protected website.

Online Thanatology Certificate Program

Special Topics in Thanatology:  Dying, Death and Bereavement

End-of-Life issues impact the practice of all healthcare professionals, counselors, clergy, hospice staff, social workers and many others. In order to provide appropriate, compassionate care, one must have a sound understanding of all aspects of grief – from anticipatory grief to post death grief. Special Topics in Thanatology: Dying, Death and Bereavement is a three
part distance learning program incorporating both video lectures and on-line components provided on a password protected website. The program divisions are:

Section I:  The Grief Primer

Section II:  Issues and Interventions Related to Complicated and Disenfranchised Grief

Section III:  The Capstone Experience

Sections I and II contain from five to seven topic areas with multiple modules addressing each area. The Capstone Experience video contains an overview of the experiential component of the program.

This division of content allows the learner freedom to select information directly related to his/her needs. The presenters are highly qualified professionals who integrate content and research with real world experience.

Each of the two content sections of the program can be purchased separately and CE credit will be awarded upon successful completion of the online quizzes and evaluation form. While it is recommended that the Grief Primer be completed first as it provides foundational information, the choice is left to the learner. In order to earn a certificate of completion for the series, the learner must successfully complete all three sections of the program. The Capstone Experience is available only to those who have successfully completed the two content sections of the program.

Developed with the busy professional in mind, the program is available on most computer and mobile/tablet platforms. 

Audience:  Bereavement/Aftercare Staff, Clergy,
Counselors, Death Educators, Firefighters, Funeral Directors, Hospice Staff, Nurses, Physicians, Psychologists, Police, Social Workers, Therapists, Teachers, Others who teach about end-of- life issues or provide care to the dying and bereaved

Contact Hours

The Grief Primer – 9.0 contact hours / 0.9 CEUs

Issues and Interventions Related to Complicated and Disenfranchised Grief – 6.8 contact hours / 0.7 CEUs

Capstone Experience – 25.3 contact hours / 2.5 CEUs

Continuing education credit is provided through Corexcel. Corexcel is accredited as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).  Corexcel is also accredited through the State of Florida, Board of Nursing (provider no. FBN 2479) and the State of California, Board of Nursing (provider
no. CEP 13687). Corexcel has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, MacLean, VA 22102.

If your discipline is not listed above, please contact your professional licensing organization for program approval.

For further details about the program including objectives, program highlights, participant comments, etc. click here : www.udel.edu/dsp/thanatology

Click on the "Register Now" button below to enroll.

January 1st, 2012 12:00 AM   through   October 15th, 2013 12:00 AM
Section I: The Grief Primer $ 249.00
Section II: Issues and Interventions Related to Complicated and Disenfranchised Grief $ 199.00
Section III: Capstone Experience $ 499.00
Full Course (Sections I, II & III) $ 599.00

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