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1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Mourning and Grief: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
Grief is a normal reaction to losing a loved one, but people mourn their loss in different ways. In this lesson, we'll examine the difference between grief and mourning, as well as how different cultures approach mourning.
4. The Modern Hospice Movement: History & Effects
The end of life can be a difficult time for people. In this lesson, we'll examine the modern hospice movement, including the holistic approach to dying, the history of the modern hospice movement, and palliative care.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Major End-of-Life Issues: Health Care Legal Planning
As people approach the end of their lives, decisions have to be made. Watch this lesson to find out more about important end-of-life issues, including having a health care proxy, creating a living will, and being an organ donor.
8. Kubler-Ross's 'On Death and Dying': Theories & Summary
The 5-stage model of death was developed by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. This model identifies the five stages that terminally ill people experience when they are faced with the reality of their own death in the near future.
9. What is Grief? - Steps & Explanation
In this lesson, we will examine the experience of grief and the way in which it differs amongst people. Learn about the stages of grief and test your understanding of the concepts of grief with a quiz.
10. What is Comorbidity? - Definition & Examples in Psychology
Comorbidity is the existence of more than one disorder or disease at the same time. In this lesson, you will follow a fictional psychologist who explains what comorbidity is and when it is likely to occur.
11. Thanatology: Definition & Overview
Two certainties in life are death and taxes, according to Benjamin Franklin. Thanatology is an interdisciplinary field that deals with death and dying. In this lesson we will discuss the psychological aspects of mortality.
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