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2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

NUR 581 - Chronic and Terminal Illness: The Palliative/Hospice Model

Explores the trajectory of dying in America from multiple perspectives and disciplines. Content will be presented from theoretical, socio-cultural, and political frameworks as they apply to care of those with life-limiting disease and palliative and/or hospice care within the US health care system. Ethical, legal and socio-cultural dilemmas will be examined. Course offered fall semester. Prerequisite: Post baccalaureate status or permission of instructor.

Credits: 3

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