Essentials of Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement- PalC, Singapore


Essentials of Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement

Date: 23 and 24 March 2020, Time: 9am – 5pm

Venue: Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Nanyang Technological University
Novena Campus
11 Mandalay Road Singapore 308232

Who Should Attend: Doctors, Registered Nurses and Allied Health Professionals in geriatric and/or palliative care, Chaplains, Funeral Directors, Police and Emergency Medical Technicians. Individuals who are working as volunteers or support staff working with critically ill, dying or bereaved individuals.

OverviewTwo-day interactive course, aimed to give an overview and summary of the field of Thanatology.
It explores the social, cultural, psychological, legal, ethical, and spiritual issues raised by illness, dying, death and bereavement. It also explores the meaning of death and examines personal attitudes and fears to understand the grieving process and basic grief support throughout the life span.
All information is relevant to everyday life and most specifically to those practitioners providing death education, as well as those supporting the dying and bereaved.
ObjectivesThe course will focus on applying theory and research to expand participants’ cognitive knowledge and practical skills to develop the emotional competence required for working with dying and bereaved individuals.
It presents the essential topics and core knowledge for death-related counselling and death education using a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach:
• Death and loss in contemporary society
• The experience of dying
• End-of-life decision making
• Loss, grief and mourning
• Assessment and intervention
• Traumatic deaths
• Life and death education
• The future of thanatology
Course Fees (including GST)SGD 428 per person (before subsidy)
*Prevailing course fee subsidy for staff working in eligible Community Care organisations:
• Singaporean/PR: $42.80 (90% subsidy)
• Non-Singaporean/PR: $235.40 (45% subsidy)

Registration closing date: 15 February 2020

Please complete the course registration form and email it to [email protected]

If you have any queries, please contact us at 6500 7269 or [email protected]