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The role of chaplains, ministers and other caregivers in situations 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)||$904.05|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,954.75|
- One 200-level PAST paper
- MINS 410
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Theology
- 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.
- More information link
View more information on the Theology Programme’s website
- Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Lynne Taylor
- Paper Structure
- Module 1: Death and dying
- Module 2: Grief
- Module 3: Grieving in Mï½ori, Asian and African perspectives
- Module 4: Theology of death, dying, loss and grief
- Module 5: Ceremonies
- Module 6: Self-care
- Two essays (1,700 words) - 25% each
- One essay (2,300 words) - 35%
- Online discussion - 15%
- Teaching Arrangements
Five 1-hour videoconferences and one teaching day via Zoom
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Course outline
- 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
- Describe a variety of situations that cause grief, including death, dying and other various kinds of losses
- Analyse patterns of healthy grief and complications to grief
- Analyse the role of chaplains, ministers and caregivers in situations involving death, loss and grief
- 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
- Evaluate their own self-care needs in the face of caregiving after grief and loss