HDS 2959

Death and Dying in Life and Literature - A Clinical Pastoral Perspective

Dorothy A. Austin


This course will draw on classical and contemporary literature of illness and dying; attention given to bereavement; caring for dying people of different faiths; last rites and funeral customs; spirituality in health care contexts; hospice care; the right to die a dignified death; the clinical skills essential to caring for those who are dying, and their families and loved ones; and the all-important ways in which death awareness and intimacy with death can be life enhancing.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 15 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes


0.50 credits
Fall 2013
Tues 6pm-8pm
Divinity Hall Room 211

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Religion, Literature, and Culture
  • Religion and the Social Sciences
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Non-Tradition Specific
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) None