Course Code SWK 653R
Course Title Grief and Palliative Care in Social Work
Online Offers No offers currently scheduled.
Last offer: Spring 2021
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

Grief is a part of the human experience that often occurs when a person dies. Social workers should be familiar with the concept for all aspects of practice. Palliative care is a model of health care for people with terminal illnesses, along with their families, in order to relieve suffering and improve quality of life. Palliative care is delivered by an interprofessional team which is most often comprised of medicine, nursing, social work and chaplaincy; other professions are often involved such as pharmacy, occupational therapy and others. This course addresses the social work role in grief and palliative care. (Note: This is an online course).

Department Consent Required

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Spring 2021 course outline (note 2)
  • Prerequisite: SWK Masters Students Only
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
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