Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description


PSY-113 - Psychology of Death and Dying (3 credits)
Prerequisite(s): None
This is a course in Thanatology, the study of death and dying. Included are American attitudes toward death, biological and psychological definitions of death, crisis and grief, the psycho-social impact of terminal illness, contemporary funeral and burial rituals, ethical issues related to death and dying, the dynamics of suicide, prevention and intervention, the psycho-social management of dying patients and relatives, children, adolescents and death, old age and death, and issues of loss and grief for the bereaved.


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