HLT6400 Advanced Life Care Planning

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. David Simmons

Course Description:

Communities of faith have done well to prepare people how to live and to prepare people to face eternity. What about the transition from this life to the next? Dying well is becoming increasingly difficult in an age of advanced medical technology. In this course, students will engage the societal and cultural challenges around end of life issues. Students will engage in their own end of life planning and will develop the advanced skills necessary to leading conversations around end of life care. This course will enable participants to impact their communities in a positive way by helping bring awareness to the possibility of dying well.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students working with seriously ill patients must be equipped to engage challenging conversations around end of life planning. This essential skill will help students grow in their specialty skill set required for advanced caregiving.

Why This Course Is Important:

With end-of-life costs rising significantly in recent decades, our society recognizes the need for advanced planning around these costly issues. The engagement of Christ followers in these conversations not only meets an important public need, but allows believers to engage others around spiritual values, faith, and meaning.