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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 - 11:30 PM    "Good Death" Should we help people die, or force them to live? What constitutes a good death? Perspectives from native North American culture and urban medical ethicists provide background as we meet a woman facing death from breast cancer and a young family with a terminally ill infant. The special grief long-term caregivers can fall into is also discussed as we discover the ways that the dying can help to heal the living.. D
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Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 - 11:00 PM "Death Rituals" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 - 11:30 PM "Good Death" (LEARN/CREATE)
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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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