Understanding Loss & Grief
[ UCNL06 ]
This Understanding Loss and Grief Home Study course provides effective training support for anyone who works with the bereaved, and will prove particularly useful in the helping and caring professions.
•Course Length - 12 Months
•Award Received - UK Distance Learning and Publishing Diploma
•Course Code: UCNL06
•This Understanding Loss and Grief Home Study course provides effective training support for anyone who works with the bereaved, and will prove particularly useful in the helping and caring professions. The material helps trainees understand the nature of loss and grief and its impact on both those who grieve and those who care for them.
•Offering support to someone who is suffering from loss or bereavement is a tremendous challenge, both personally and professionally. This course provides guidance and advice for anyone whose work brings them into contact with the bereaved and is particularly suitable if you are working in a helping or caring profession.
Unit 1: What is loss?
Loss as a continuous life process
Some models of loss
Death as a taboo - an historical perspective
Taking responsibility for support
Unit 2: 'Dying is an art'
Where people die
A good death?
Euthanasia or assisted suicide
Losses for the dying; losses for the carer
Meeting the needs of the dying and their carers
Awareness of dying
Two models of dying
The dying person's Bill of Rights
Declaration of Rights of people with cancer
Unit 3: Grief work
"Grief work” the thinking of Sigmund Freud
Melanie Klein and internalisation
Bowlby's attachment theory
Cultural patterns in grief
Unit 4: Models of grief (1)
Theories and models of grief
Worden's four tasks of mourning
Murray-Parkes' concept of psycho-social transition in loss
Murray-Parkes' four stages of grieving ”a sequential model"
Benefits and drawbacks of linear models of grief
Unit 5: Models of grief (2)
The validity of linear models of grief and further thoughts
Determinants of grief
Stroebe's 'dual process' model of grief
Marris's sociological perspective on grief
Unit 6: How do we grieve?
Manifestations of grief
Expression of grief
Implications for support / four types of support
Unit 7: The grief of parents and children
The nature of childhood grief
The child's concept of death
Adult attitudes to children's grief
The child's expression of grief
Loss and change for the bereaved child
Unit 8: Complex and complicated grief
Complex and complicated grief
Indicators of abnormal grief
Absence of grief
Complicated or complex grief
The role of medication in grief
Factors complicating grief
Unit 9: Special considerations
Sexuality and bereavement
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Grief after voluntary euthanasia (assisted suicide)
Unit 10: In memoriam
Immortality & some interpretations
Children and funerals
Humour and death
Unit 11: New thinking on Loss and Grief
Looking at more recent thinking
Getting over it
The growing around grief model
Bereavement and Biography
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Object Relations Theory
At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a completion certificate.
METHOD OF STUDY
The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.
You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.
Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.
Our online A-Level courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.
As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.
All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.
METHOD OF ASSESMENT
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.
COURSE LENGTH INFORMATION
This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.
You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have, In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.