Marian University's Grief and Bereavement program is designed to prepare individuals to assume or enhance their leadership roles in organizations that focus on the delivery of care for individuals and families confronting healthcare at the end of life and subsequent bereavement issues. The program combines rigorous study in grief and bereavement theory, as well as the related subject areas of palliative care, hospice care, ethics, spirituality, suicide/suicide prevention and end-of-life education with a core curriculum grounded in leadership and program development.
36 credits as follows:
18 credits: Core Leadership Curriculum
LDR 605 Leadership Foundations, 3 cr.
LDR 607 Ethical Leadership, 3 cr.
LDR 625 Organizations and Systems, 3 cr.
LDR 635 Intercultural Communication and Leadership, 3 cr.
LDR 645 Quantitative Methods, 3 cr.
LDR 647 Research Foundations, 3 cr.
GRB 650 Palliative and Hospice Care: History, Theory, and Practice, 3 cr.
GRB 655 Grief and Bereavement: Theory and Practice, 3 cr.
GRB 660 Walking with the Bereaved: Practical Helping Skills, 3 cr.
GRB 665 Making Sense of Death: Personal, Spiritual, and Theological Perspectives, 3 cr.
6 credits from the following:
GRB 700 Death in the Lives of Children and Teenagers, 3 cr.
GRB 705 Grief and Bereavement after Traumatic Death, 3 Cr.
GRB 710 Bereavement Education for Professionals and Communities, 3 cr.
GRB 720 Capstone Project, 0 cr.