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The Graduate School Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5667 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5667
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Email: grad@madonna.edu

Grad Cert Hospice and Palliative Studies
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Grad Cert Hospice and Palliative Studies    
   Required Courses    
      HSP 5000   History & Philosophy of Hospice 3 s.h.  The historical events, religious, cultural, and social forces that have shaped the global hospice systems from inception to the present time. Emphasis is on the hospice philosophy of care with its humanistic and interdisciplinary approach by team members. 
      HSP 5010   Dimensions of Bereavement: Theory, Research & Practice 3 s.h.  Identification and examination of current and emerging bereavement theories, emphasizing transdisciplinary clinical application with grieving individuals and families. The grieving process as a progression of coping, management, and growth through significant losses and life transitions. Skill development in designing effective coping strategies that facilitate healing in families and communities. Intended for persons desiring to work in palliative/end-of-life care settings and related health care and human service fields. Corequisite or prerequisite: HSP 5000. 
      HSP 6000   Advanced Holistic Palliative Care 3 s.h.  Focus on comprehensive holistic palliative care for the terminally ill and their families. Examination of the interrelatedness between the various types of pain experienced by the dying patient and the impact on the family and hospice staff. Multidimensional aspects of pain are discussed in theoretical and practical perspectives. A research-based approach is used to synthesize palliative care within the hospice care delivery system. Prerequisite or corequisite: HSP 5000. 
      HSP 6010   Ethical & Legal Issues in End-of-Life Care 3 s.h.  Development of a framework, in seminar/discussion, for analyzing ethical and legal issues in the delivery of end-of-life care and making end-of-life care decisions. Includes the examination of cross-cultural beliefs and practices related to end-of-life care as a basis for ethical decision making in hospice care. 
      HSP 6020   Hospice Seminar/Practicum 3 s.h.  Concurrent seminar and practicum experience. The synthesis of hospice concepts and theories related to selected hospice functions and roles of the team members, with examination of a variety of issues which impact on the team members’ roles in a hospice agency. In the practicum, the student observes and further examines the impact of various strategies of role enactment. The seminar is focused on student-centered topics from the practicum experience and allows for communication, discussion, and sharing among students and professor. Corequisite or prerequisite: HSP 5000. 
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