This unit examines the more common loss-related events and some key theoretical approaches with regard to loss, grief and bereavement. Loss and grief contexts considered here include: family related loss, assault and domestic violence; abuse; discrimination; complicated grief; loss in educational contexts; unemployment and financial loss; natural, and human disasters; asylum-seeking, and refugees. It includes pastoral, spiritual, and theological considerations in addressing loss, grief and transition experience, and examines ethical and boundary issues in pastoral contexts. It also considers collaborative, resilience-based approaches in the context of providing holistic care for those impacted by loss, grief and bereavement experiences.
Unit code: DP3004Y
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Undergraduate Level 3
Unit discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
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Show a clear understanding of some major theories exploring loss, grief and bereavement experience through a critical reading of current literature.
Critically assess loss and grief experience in a range of life situations.
Investigate a range of theoretical and pastoral approaches to loss and grief.
Critically examine ethical, and role-related boundaries within therapeutic relationships.
Critically review and discuss a range of pastoral, theological and spiritual contributions to people’s loss and grief experience.
Elective unit in Pastoral Ministry discipline
Prerequisites: DP1001Y/8001Y Foundations for Pastoral Practice, or an equivalent.
Face to Face or online: lecture, group work
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A critical review of assigned reading - 150 words per week over ten weeks.
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 23 Sep, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:51 +1000