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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    
      Hosp & Pall Studies Core (16 cr. to be chosen)    
         HSP 5005   History and Philosophy of Hospice and Palliative Care (HSP*/NUR) 2 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Examination of historical, religious, social, and cultural perspectives of serious illness and end of life care. Emphasis is on the evolution of the hospice and palliative care philosophy and how it is incorporated across the life cycle in various settings. Nursing students in AP Hospice and Palliative Care tracks register for 2 cr. All others register for 3 cr. Co-requisite for nursing students: NUR 5010. 
         HSP 5010   Dimensions of Bereavement: Theory, Research, and 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 and 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. 
      Choose Required Cognate    
      Capstone (5 cr. to be chosen)    
         Pall/EndofLife Pract&Proj (5 cr. to be chosen)    
            HSP 6930   Practicum II and Project 5 cr.  Integration of all previous course work and additional practice experiences in which students deepen their knowledge and skill in the selected area of service. Students address a current issue or opportunity within hospice/palliative/health care settings by completing a capstone project with supervision by faculty advisor/agency preceptor within the palliative/end of life care practice setting. Students also design and complete their professional portfolio. Prerequisites: HSP 5005, HSP 5010, HSP 6000, HSP 6010, HSP 6020. 
         Thesis: Req Rsrch Courses (6 cr. to be chosen)    
            BR 6430   Managerial Research Design 3 cr.  A capstone research course in which students apply knowledge from previous course work to develop a research project proposal including the introduction, literature review, and methodology chapters. Students select, develop, and formulate a plan of analysis for their chosen research topic within their specialty discipline. Taken in the final year of the student’s program. 
            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. 
      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. 
         WRT 5050   Writing for Graduate School and the Professions 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. 
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