The role of chaplains, ministers and other caregivers in situation of death, dying and loss, and the ways they can facilitate a healthy grieving process.
|Paper title||Pastoral Care in Dying, Grief and Loss|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,120.06|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,439.89|
- PAST 318
- Limited to
- BA(Hons), PGDipArts, PGCertChap, PGDipChap, MChap, BTheol(Hons), PGDipTheol, MTheol, PGDipMin, MMin
- Any student can study Theology, whether they are of the Christian faith, another faith or of no religious faith at all. Theology is an examination of the scriptures, history, content and relevance of the Christian faith, but it presupposes or requires no Christian commitment from students. All it requires is an inquiring mind and an interest in those skills that can be gained through the study of any subject in the Humanities.
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- Teaching staff
Course co-ordinator: Professor Paul Trebilco
Lecturer: Dr Kristen Griffiths
- Paper Structure
- Module 1: Death and dying
- Module 2: Grief
- Module 3: Grieving in Māori, Asian and African perspectives
- Module 4: Theology of death, dying, loss and grief
- Module 5: Ceremonies
- Module 6: Self-care
- Two essays (2,200 words) - 25% each
- One essay (2,700 words) - 35%
- Online discussion - 15%
- Teaching Arrangements
- Five 1-hour videoconferences and a teaching day
- Textbooks are not required.
A course book has been developed for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research,
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
- Articulate and evaluate a variety of situations that cause grief, including death, dying and other various kinds of losses
- Critically analyse patterns of healthy grief and complications to grief
- Critically analyse the role of chaplains, ministers and caregivers in situations involving death, loss and grief
- Critically analyse differences in grieving patterns in different cultures within New Zealand and articulate the implications for chaplains, ministers and other caregivers
- Articulate a personal theology of death, dying, grief and loss, informed by Christian theology
- Critically analyse their own self-care needs in the face of caregiving after grief and loss