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    University of North Georgia
  Jan 17, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

HSDA 4170 - Decisions at the End-of-Life

An introduction to helping families cope with decision making in old age, including advance directives (health care surrogates, proxies, power of attorney for health care), health care decision making, hospice care, and other issues (i.e. living alone, driving, finances). This course will introduce the lifespan development and the final stages of death and dying. Students will compare and contract historical and modern attitudes toward death and dying found in literature, rituals, religion, philosophy, film, medical-legal issues, and in the process clarify their attitudes and values.

Prerequisite: HSDA 3170 with a grade of C or higher