Tips for Teaching a Death and Dying Class in Your Community

April 15, 2015 7:27 PM

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If you are searching for a way to improve end-of-life awareness and make a lasting impact on society you might consider teaching a class on death and dying at your local community college. The future of end-of-life care in our country ultimately depends on changing our culturally ingrained denial of death, and educating our young adults about the end-of-life is a necessary step toward bringing about that change.

For the past three years I've been a guest speaker at the "Psychology of Death and Dying" class at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge, Colorado, and I've been impressed by the interest and openness of the students who have participated. Each of them has enrolled in the class for their own per...

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