By 2026 the number of Canadians dying each year will increase by 40 per cent, to 330,000. Yet Canada ranks only 11th in the 2015 Quality of Death Index released by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
In these four workshops, you will explore a comprehensive range of end-of-life issues. Taking a multicultural and interdisciplinary perspective, you will develop your understanding of today’s rapidly changing approaches to end of life, integrating insights from the medical, scientific, humanities, spiritual, ethical, legal and social science disciplines.
These workshops are intended for health professionals, spiritual advisors, policy-makers, researchers, educators, gerontologists, social workers, alternative medical practitioners, volunteers, caregivers and anyone else interested in the increasingly complex field of end of life. Regardless of your role, these workshops will enhance your ability to participate in improving the end-of-life experience for Canadians.
Note: This course was previously offered in fall 2017.