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In this 3-day elective, participants will explore important aspects of being with dying and
death from multi-disciplinary perspectives. Herbert Anderson, Ph.D., the author of 13 books
including The Sacred Art of Dying, and other world-class instructors will provide practical
clinical and personal tools for being with dying and death, professionally and personally.
Other focus areas include: the spiritual agenda of dying; Engaged spirituality through poetry
and the language of death; Grieving, empathy, and forgiveness; Advance Healthcare
Directives; Medical-aid-in-dying and “death with dignity,” and Contemplative self-care,
mourning, and lament in Nature. This elective provides excellent training for chaplains,
hospice volunteers, nurses, physicians, therapists, and anyone who is faced with dying at
1.5 credit hours