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The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America

About the Course:

In The Good Death, Ann Neumann charts the social, political, religious, and medical landscape to explore how we die in America today. Neumann weaves personal accounts with a historical exploration of the movements and developments that have changed the ways we experience death. She presents intimate portraits of the nurses, patients, bishops, bioethicists, and activists who are shaping the way we die.

This course is based on the book, The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America created by Ann Neumann in 2017.

Publication Date:

First Feb 2017

Course Material Author

Ann Neumann

Ann Neumann is a visiting scholar at the Center for Religion and Media at New York University, where she is a contributing editor to the Revealer. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Book forum, Nation ,Baffler and Guernica.

Course Creator

Elizabeth Mosco

Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in Reno, NV. She opened a private practice after 10 years of conducting home-based assessment and therapy with the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System. Dr. Mosco’s clinical interests include maternal mental health, older adults, and third wave cognitive behavior therapies.

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Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the circumstances under which the majority of individuals die in America today.

  2. Discuss the history of hospice care.

  3. List one financial, physical, and emotional cost of futile care.

  4. Summarize the history of the aid in dying movement in America.

  5. Discuss the link between the aid in dying movement and the evangelical narrative in America.

  6. List the major arguments disabled activists pose against aid in dying.

  7. Describe at least two complications with dying in prison.

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Course Number 103009
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