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Death: A Personal Understanding

Gain a greater understanding of death and dying through case studies and moving personal stories of people facing their own death or the death of a loved one. This series explores a wide range of North American cultural perspectives on death within the context of current issues, including AIDS, death by violence, suicide, assisted suicide, hospice care, end-of-life decision making, and how children react to death. Leading authority Robert J. Kastenbaum guides you sensitively through these topics. This series is appropriate for courses in allied health, psychology, sociology, religion, and death studies.

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Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 - 11:00 PM    "Death Rituals" To what degree do individual circumstances require spontaneous adaptation of traditional rites? A minister who lost her brother in the Lockerbie air disaster, and a father whose failing marriage affected his role in his young son's funeral, discuss their need to adapt traditional rituals to their own circumstances. A cancer patient planning her service in advance and a veteran at a Vietnam memorial provide a comparison of private and public rituals.. D
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Sunday, Nov 18, 2012 - 11:00 AM "Death Rituals" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Sunday, Nov 18, 2012 - 11:30 AM "Good Death" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 - 3:00 AM "What Is Death?" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 - 3:30 AM "Dying Person" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 - 3:00 PM "What Is Death?" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 - 3:30 PM "Dying Person" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Saturday, Mar 2, 2013 - 3:00 AM "Facing Mortality" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Saturday, Mar 2, 2013 - 3:30 AM "Deathbed" (LEARN/CREATE)
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