An inevitable part of our lives is often accompanied by fear, dread, sadness, avoidance, and discomfort. As a result, end-of-life planning is often resisted. Recognizing people's different comfort levels, this course addresses the many issues surrounding death and offers practical pathways for coping. Participants examine their own and others' feelings about death, especially as these impact resistance to end-of-life planning and preparation. The course also considers different religious and cultural funeral practices; the process of grieving; normal and abnormal grief and mourning; appropriate interventions to help; and the process of healing and re-entry.
916.228.91 JH at Eastern Friday, March 22 and 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $210 (two sessions)
JHU full-time faculty/staff receive 80 percent tuition remission; spouse, 50 percent remission. You will be unable to register online and receive a discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for more details.