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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

Hospice and Pallative Studies
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Hospice and Pallative Studies    
   Required Courses    
      HSP 5000   History & Philosophy of Hospice 3 cr.  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 cr.  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 cr.  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 cr.  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   Practicum I 4 cr.  Concurrent seminar and practicum experience involving the synthesis of hospice concepts and theories related to selected roles and functions as performed by the interdisciplinary team in end-of-life care delivery. Students gain practice skills and competencies needed to contribute to high quality end-of-life care through a supervised practicum within a hospice and palliative care setting. Prerequisites: HSP 5000, HSP 5010, HSP 6000, HSP 6010. 
      Required Research Courses    
         BR 6430    Managerial Research Design 3 cr.  Study of the quantitative and qualitative research processes as used in academic and business environments. Course content includes: research topic development, hypotheses, instrumentation development, sampling, literature review techniques, statistical analysis, computerization of data input and analysis, focus group methodology, graphics construction and report writing. Integral to the course is a research topic of the student’s choosing; in many cases this topic will be expanded in the following semester to become the capstone MSBA project or MSHP thesis. Prerequisite: BR 5170 (waived by examination only). Must be taken the semester before BR 6840 or HSP 6840. 
         HSP 6840   Research Project Thesis 3 cr.  Preparation, composition, and completion of a project or thesis related to hospice education. Discussion of legal and ethical issues related to research within a hospice setting. Research procedures and requirements specific to Madonna University discussed. Students work with a thesis advisor to assure agreement as to goals. Prerequisite: all core courses, cognates, and electives must have been completed and a thesis advisor selected. 
      Req Cognate-Choose One    (9 cr. to be chosen)    
         Bereavement Cognate    
            HSP 5200   Grieving Family Systems 3 cr.  The application of knowledge about the complexity of dynamics as they occur in grieving families following the death of a loved one, preparing students to be effective helpers in the field of hospice bereavement. Theoretical foundations include family systems theory, family developmental theory, family communication theory, and grief theories as they specifically address the growth potential from grief and how loss affects individual and family development over time. Students explore their own family-of-origin loss experiences through analysis of case studies, popular cultural portrayal of loss in videos and music, and selected experimental activities such as relaxation, meditation, and journaling. 
            HSP 5300   Dimensions of Complicated Grief 3 cr.  Examination of dimensions of complicated grief with special attention to assessment, diagnosis, intervention, current research, and community referral resources. The factors involved in the increased number of individuals and families experiencing complicated or unresolved grief are explored, such as the incidence of murder, suicide, accidental death, the death of infants and children, pre-existing psychiatric disorders of the bereaved, and dysfunctional family dynamics. 
            HSP 5400   Developing Comprehensive Bereavement Programs 3 cr.  Examination of the wide range of services that may be offered to the community, ranging from basic bereavement support, to professional grief therapy and patient hospitalization, so as to prepare students to develop a comprehensive bereavement program that takes into consideration limited resources while delivering quality grief services. Content includes assessing hospice and community bereavement needs, staffing patterns, community referral resources, and program development in various aftercare settings. 
         Business Cognate    
            MGT 5300   Leadership of Organizational Behavior 3 cr.  Focus on the types of individual and group behaviors, along with related behavioral problems, experienced by managers. Students develop competencies based on understanding the processes responsible for specific behaviors, especially when compounded by effects of environmental forces and diverse individual differences, and perform in-depth analysis of the social and ethical issues which influence managerial constraints. 
            MGT 5500   Human Resources Management & Development 3 cr.  Theory and practice of Human Resources Management and Development in proprietary and not-for-profit organizations. Emphasis is placed on the relevant psychological and theoretical foundations for the “technologies” of HRM/D such as staffing, recruitment, selections, performance assessment, career development, education and training, labor relations, reward systems (special emphasis on compensation), employee health and safety. Discussion of contemporary management views and applications clarify the appropriate role of human resources within the organizational and business planning and operations. 
            MKT 5160   Essentials of Marketing 3 cr.  The study of marketing concepts, terminology, and applications, with special emphasis on the marketing mix relationships: e.g., product, price, promotion, and distribution; global marketing, target marketing, and integrated marketing. Study of the role and operation of marketing functions and their influence on the organization both internally and externally. 
         Education Cognate    
            EDU 5650   Education & the Community 2 cr.  The development of the knowledge and competencies needed by educational leaders to work professionally with their communities, including understanding of school governance, communication, community organizations and structures, roles of key community actors and parents, volunteerism, and the community education concept.\ 
            EDU 5810   Selected Topics in Educational Leadership 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Study of issues, trends, and topics relevant to educational leaders. Courses may be offered on a workshop, seminar, or independent research foromat. 
            EDU 5950   Curriculum Leadership 3 cr.  Examines a broad perspective of leadership in instructional areas, current issues in the educational field, and processes of change and reculturing in teaching and learning based on the latest research. Focus on leaders in the field of educational change and curriculum theory; managing change within the committee infrastructure and collaborative process to improve student instruction; communication processes; the restructuring movement; and leadership qualities of teachers and administrators involved in systemic change. Emphasis on the concept of the coherent curriculum and the interconnection of teaching and learning standards, as well as the “best practices” research. Learning opportunities are kept flexible to reflect current issues in instructional leadership, student growth, and staff professional development. 
            EDU 5060 or NUR 5020      (3 cr. to be chosen)    
               EDU 5060   Research & Educational Practice 3 cr.  A focus on the knowledge and skills needed by educators to understand, evaluate, and use research. Critical analysis of the major principles of teaching and classroom learning. Applying research skills to researching and critically analyzing recent trends and traditional theories in the field of education. Prerequisite: permission of advisor. 
               NUR 5020   Adult Learners:  Approaches to Learning & Instruction 3 cr.  The theoretical perspectives and factors that influence teaching and learning in higher and continuing education are analyzed. Emotional, social, cultural, and cognitive factors that affect learning are considered. The impact of these variables on planning and instruction, classroom management and teaching methodology are explored. 
         Nursing Cognate    
            NUR 5010   Profess Foundation for Advanced Nursing Practice Roles 3 cr.  The professional foundations of advanced nursing practice. Examination of nursing as a profession and practice discipline, ethics, scope of practice, and roles of graduate prepared nurses. 
            NUR 5150   Translating&Integrating Scholarship into Advanced Nursing Practice 3 cr.  The methods, tools, performance measures, and standards related to quality improvement and research. Integration of theory, evidence, clinical judgment, research, and interprofessional perspectives using translational scholarship. Prerequisite: MTH 2350 or equivalent within past five years. 
            NUR 5480   Theoretical & Scientific Foundation for Advanced Nursing Practice 3 cr.  Analysis of nursing and other theories from the humanities and related sciences that are used in advanced nursing practice roles, with a focus on selected grand and middle-range theories and concepts related to teaching and learning, epidemiology, genetics, and health promotion. Prerequisite or corequisite: NUR 5010. 
         Pastoral Ministry Cognate    
            PM  7150   Pastoral Care of the Sick 3 cr.  (Sacred Heart Major Seminary) A study of the spiritual, sacramental, and physical needs of the sick and terminally ill; introduction to the Catholic Rite “Pastoral Care of the Sick”; ministry to the sick in their home and institutional setting with special attention to various religious and cultural customs; communication and helping skills. Each student will participate as a presenter and facilitator in theological reflection. 
            Pastoral Ministry Choice  (4 cr. to be chosen)    
               PM 6600    Pastoral Counseling 2 cr.  (Sacred Heart Major Seminary) A study and practice of the elements of the counseling relationship including confidentiality, listening skills, counselor-client agreement. Special attention is paid to the distinction between pastoral counseling and spiritual direction and the process of assessment and referral. 
               PM 7000    Ministry to the Elderly 2 cr.  (Sacred Heart Major Seminary) A study of ministry to the aging: the aging process and the death and dying process and their personal, relational, theological, sacramental, and pastoral dimensions; some ethical questions posed by modern medical technology. 
               PM 7200    Pastoral Care of the Family 2 cr.  (Sacred Heart Major Seminary) A examination of psychological, biblical, and magisterial foundations of family dynamics, crisis intervention and referral, and cultural concerns. This course will also consider the skills and resources necessary for competent pastoral care of the family. 
            Sacred Heart Choice       (2 cr. to be chosen)    
               EV 5300    Conversion and Reconciliation 2 cr.  (Sacred Heart Major Seminary) A study of the personal and social realities of evil, sin, guilt, sickness, alienation in light of the created order in Jesus Christ. Emphasis will be placed on Christian reconciliation and the dynamics of conversion as a life long process and sacramental event. The historical, theological, and pastoral aspects of the sacraments of Penance and Anointing will be examined. 
               MT 6750    Foundations of Christian Moral Life 3 cr.  A systematic examination of the Christian moral life and the virtues, moral principles and norms necessary for living that life. This course investigates Sacred Scripture, human reason, human nature, the Magisterium, sin and grace, the different methods of moral decision making and Catholic social teaching. 
      Electives    
         HSP 5800   Current Trends & Topics in Hospice 3 cr.  Study of current topics, issues, and trends relevant to hospice leaders and professionals. Courses may be offered in a workshop, seminar, or independent research format. Corequisite or prerequisite: HSP 5000. 
         MGT 5300   Leadership of Organizational Behavior 3 cr.  Focus on the types of individual and group behaviors, along with related behavioral problems, experienced by managers. Students develop competencies based on understanding the processes responsible for specific behaviors, especially when compounded by effects of environmental forces and diverse individual differences, and perform in-depth analysis of the social and ethical issues which influence managerial constraints. 
         MGT 6400   Power, Politics & Networking 2 cr.  Examination of the theoretical base for investigating the power structure and its pragmatic use within the organization. 
         WRT 5050   Writing for Graduate School 3 cr.  An overview of genres, purposes, and approaches for successful writing in graduate school, the professions, and in business. The role of research in scholarship, business, and the professions. Students individualize course content on research and writing to their own programs by creating their own course packs and projects within course guidelines. Development of electronic portfolios is a key element of the course. 
   Prereq Sequence           (5 cr. to be chosen)    
      BR 5170    Quantitative Methods for Leadership Roles 3 cr.  Introduction to the pragmatic uses of statistical methods in business. Emphasis on statistical analysis, statistical software, interpretation of data from printouts, and quantitative/qualitative approaches in business research. Prerequisite: waived by examination only. 
      CIS Choice                (2 cr. to be chosen)    
         CIS 2250   Computer Fundamentals 2 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Introduction to the fundamentals of computers for the non-technical person. Study of the operating functions of both the hardware and software components of an information system. Emphasis on hands-on experiences with word processing, spreadsheet, and database management systems. Study of the evolution, application, and ethical aspects of computer systems. No credit toward majors in business or management information systems. 
         CIS 2380   Introduction to Computers 3 cr.  Study of the evolution of computers and the operating functions of the hardware, systems software, application software, data communications, and ethics of data storage and retrieval; exploration of the integration and application of information processing in the business environment and in the global society; hands-on experience with word processing, electronic spreadsheets, graphics, database management, and electronic mail. 
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