3 credits (3 didactic hours)
Presented: Complete Online
Type: Flex Track
Available: Fall 2016 August 31 - December 13
This course is designed to explore religious and spiritual responses to health and human suffering. Students will examine the connection between religion, spirituality and health; spiritual rituals; and the role of the healthcare provider. Cultural and social influences on religious and spiritual attitudes and beliefs and behaviors related to health, illness, and healing will also be explored. Students will learn various ways to meet the spiritual needs of their patients and families by reviewing current conceptual models for spirituality assessment. The course will also examine the ways in which religion and spirituality influence individual responses to illness and health outcomes.
Instructor: Noelle Andrus
Required Texts:Young, C. & Koopsen, D. (2011). Spirituality, health, and healing. Sudbury, MA.: Jones and Bartlett.
Gawande, A. (2014) Being mortal. New York.: Metropolitan Books: Henry Holt and Company
Johnson Taylor, E. (2007). What do I say? Talking with patients about spirituality. Philadelphia and London: Templeton Foundation Press.
Price: $1400/credit hour For information on University of Rochester Tuition Benefits, visit the Tuition Benefits homepage.
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