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Ch 9: Aging, Death & Dying

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Watch online video lessons to learn about aging, death and dying concepts. Each lesson is accompanied by a short multiple-choice quiz you can use to check your understanding of the family cycle, theories of aging, the stages of dying and more.

Physical and Motor Development - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Find out about the family cycle and adult development, then explore aging and the stages of dying in this chapter. Instructors will teach you about aging models, stages of acceptance and dying with dignity. When you've finished watching these lessons, you'll have knowledge of:

  • Marriage, parenthood and the empty nest
  • Types of aging models
  • Definitions for death
  • Euthanasia
  • Bereavement patterns

Video Objective
The Family Cycle & Adult Development: Marriage, Parenthood & the Empty Nest Examines the impact of marriage and parenthood on development. Lists different grandparenting styles and how an empty nest affects adult development.
Models of Aging: Definitions & Types Introduces the four models of aging and indicates which models are individual and which are non-individual.
Theories of Aging and Death: Programmed Theories vs. Damage Theories Provides an in-depth look at damage theories and programmed theories. Discusses how these two theories interact.
Definitions of Death Describes the medical definition for death and delves into other types of death, including brain death, social death and cortical death.
Reactions to Death Across the Life Span Assesses the concept of death anxiety and how people in different stages of life respond to death. Looks at thoughts people have about their own death.
What Are the Stages of Dying? - Overview of Kubler-Ross's 5 Stages Details the five stages of dying introduced by Kubler-Ross. Examines common criticism of this theory on caring for dying patients.
Death and Dying: Euthanasia Debate and Stages of Acceptance Defines Euthanasia and introduces some common themes in the debate about this method.
Dying with Dignity: Definition & Options Introduces the two primary ways to die with dignity.
Grief and Bereavement: Patterns of Bereavement & Stages of Grief Discusses the Attachment Model of Bereavement and how people deal with death throughout their lifespan. Reviews the four main reactions to death.

9 Lessons in Chapter 9: Aging, Death & Dying
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Family Cycle & Adult Development: Marriage, Parenthood & the Empty Nest

1. The Family Cycle & Adult Development: Marriage, Parenthood & the Empty Nest

Once a person enters adulthood, the common belief is that development is nearly complete. However, marriage and children have a great impact on adult development. This lesson will describe developmental changes adults encounter as they marry, become parents, and become grandparents.

Models of Aging: Definitions & Types

2. Models of Aging: Definitions & Types

There are different ways to describe how old someone is other than revolutions around the sun. We will explore a few of them and how they focus on either the individual or the individual's place in society.

Theories of Aging and Death: Programmed Theories vs. Damage Theories

3. Theories of Aging and Death: Programmed Theories vs. Damage Theories

We all grow old, and we all die. Let's explore the possible forces that are at work in this process. Is it predetermined how fast we will age and when we will die, or is it dependent on the amount of damage our cells are exposed to?

Definitions of Death

4. Definitions of Death

This lesson examines the medical definition and other broad definitions of death. Ideas like cortical, brain and clinical death are explored. We also take a look at psychic and social death.

Reactions to Death Across the Life Span

5. Reactions to Death Across the Life Span

In this lesson we will explore the reactions many people have to their impending mortality. In here we take a basic definition of death and examine the anxiety and attitudes people have about death.

What Are the Stages of Dying? - Overview of Kubler-Ross's 5 Stages

6. What Are the Stages of Dying? - Overview of Kubler-Ross's 5 Stages

Death, dying and the emotional responses one feels toward these topics are particularly challenging issues to address. Psychiatrist Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross proposed stages of emotional responses to death and dying. This lesson will present those five stages and also discuss common criticisms of Kubler-Ross's theory.

Death and Dying: Euthanasia Debate and Stages of Acceptance

7. Death and Dying: Euthanasia Debate and Stages of Acceptance

The end of one's life can be a difficult time, for both the person dying and their loved ones. In this lesson, we'll explore some end-of-life issues that people face, including the five stages of grief and the controversy surrounding euthanasia.

Dying with Dignity: Definition & Options

8. Dying with Dignity: Definition & Options

When a person is faced with a terminal illness, they sometimes want to control the timing and way that they die. In this lesson, we'll examine the dying with dignity movement, including physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia.

Grief and Bereavement: Patterns of Bereavement & Stages of Grief

9. Grief and Bereavement: Patterns of Bereavement & Stages of Grief

Death is a term most are familiar with, but the underlying emotions and processes that accompany death are not. This lesson will define and detail the stages of grief and bereavement. In addition, this lesson will differentiate between the grief process of children and adults.

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