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Hospice and Palliative Studies Major: Assoc Sci | Hospice and Palliative Studies Major - Support: Assoc Sci | Hospice and Palliative Studies: Cert Achieve | Essentials in End-of-Life Care: Cert Comp | Hospice and Palliative Studies Major: Bach Sci | Hospice and Palliative Studies Minor | Hospice and Palliative Studies Minor - Recommended | Hospice and Palliative Studies Major - Support: Bach Sci
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Hospice and Palliative Studies Major: Assoc Sci    
   Major Courses (28 cr. to be chosen)    
      HSP 2210   Introduction to Palliative/End-of- Life Care Concepts 3 cr.  An examination of the history of the hospice movement and the evolution of Palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) Care. Introduces core concepts of hospice philosophy, emphasizing its humanistic nature, family focus, and interdisciplinary and holistic practice. It is strongly recommended that majors in Hospice and Palliative Studies take this course as the prerequisite to all other hospice courses. 
      HSP 3310   Management of the Bereavement Process 3 cr.  The foundations of the bereavement process following the loss of a significant person. An examination of stage theories and key concepts that describe the grief continuum and personal transformation through the process of grief. Cultural attitudes and myths regarding loss and bereavement are examined in the context of gender, ethnicity, age, and circumstances of death. Personal reflections on loss and bereavement are encouraged throughout. 
      HSP 3480   Psychosocial Domains of Palliative/ End-of-Life Care (HSP*/PSY) 3 cr.  Exploration of the psychosocial domains of assessment across the life span of individuals and families in palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) care. Developing strategies for facilitating holistic care to patients and families. Effective communication skills for cultural competence. The impact of stress on the quality of life for the patient, family, and transdisciplinary team. 
      HSP 3500   Spiritual & Ethical Considerations in Palliative/End-of-Life Care 3 cr.  Examines dying as potentially the last stage of human development and spiritual growth. Enhances religious literacy through identification of the salient beliefs and practices regarding illness, dying, death, and burial rituals of major world religions. Ethical theories, principles, and steps that guide decision making for individuals, families, and caregivers in Palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) care. 
      HSP 3530   Palliative/End-of-Life Comfort and Care 3 cr.  Identification of common problems associated with disease process in individuals receiving palliative and end-of-life (EOL) care. Ways of palliating symptoms commonly associated with specific diseases in EOL care. Examination of the holistic practice of transdisciplinary teams providing care to individuals and their families at EOL. Simulated practice provided when appropriate. 
      HSP 4620   Palliative/End-of-Life Care Management I 3 cr.  Evaluation of current and emerging theories of management with a focus on application to the delivery of palliative/EOL care. An examination of organizational behavior that supports innovative leadership, risk taking, crisis and conflict management, diversity, emotional competence, and transformative conflict. 
      HSP 4650   Hospice/Palliative Care Field Experience I 3 cr.  Application of introductory concepts in palliative/end-of-life (EOL) care. Includes observation and experience with the delivery of palliative/EOL care in a hospice organization. Consists of 15 hours of seminar and 90 hours of practicum in selected agencies. Prerequisite: approval of Hospice advisor. 
      HSP 4750   Emerging Issues in Palliative/ End-of-Life Care 3 cr.  Current issues and emerging trends within the Palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) care continuum. Examination of access and barriers to EOL care and the role of healthcare leaders, policy makers, and key stakeholders in developing strategies for delivery of timely quality care and financing mechanisms. Exploration of beliefs, values, and practices that shape decision making regarding dying, death, and burial rituals. 
      Major electives (4 cr. to be chosen)    
         HSP 4820   Palliative/End-of-Life Care Management II 3 cr.  Application of 21st century leadership skill sets to management within various palliative/end-of-life (EOL) care settings. Examines the interdependence of multiple systems within innovative palliative/EOL care organizations. Prerequisite: HSP 4620. 
         HSP 4850   Hospice/Palliative Care Field Experience II 2 cr.  Focuses on advanced field placement experiences in student-selected area of specialization. Includes observation and experience with the delivery of palliative/EOL (End-of-Life) care in a hospice organization. To be taken concurrently with HSP 4950 and only by students with senior status in Hospice and Palliative Studies. 
Hospice and Palliative Studies Major - Support: Assoc Sci    
   Support Courses (5 cr. to be chosen)    
      RST 4140   Life/Death Issues 4 cr.  Intensive study of death, bereavement, grief, and mourning. In addition to physical death, topics include alienation, aging, separation, personal violation, and social and phenomenological death. Prerequisite: junior or senior status. 
      SW  2160   Empathy Listening Skills (SOC/SW*) 1 cr.  Instruction and practice in the establishment of rapport with individuals through the use of empathic listening skills. The material is presented in the context of developing a helping relationship. 
Hospice and Palliative Studies: Cert Achieve    
   Certificate Courses (31 cr. to be chosen)    
      HSP 2210   Introduction to Palliative/End-of- Life Care Concepts 3 cr.  An examination of the history of the hospice movement and the evolution of Palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) Care. Introduces core concepts of hospice philosophy, emphasizing its humanistic nature, family focus, and interdisciplinary and holistic practice. It is strongly recommended that majors in Hospice and Palliative Studies take this course as the prerequisite to all other hospice courses. 
      HSP 3310   Management of the Bereavement Process 3 cr.  The foundations of the bereavement process following the loss of a significant person. An examination of stage theories and key concepts that describe the grief continuum and personal transformation through the process of grief. Cultural attitudes and myths regarding loss and bereavement are examined in the context of gender, ethnicity, age, and circumstances of death. Personal reflections on loss and bereavement are encouraged throughout. 
      HSP 3480   Psychosocial Domains of Palliative/ End-of-Life Care (HSP*/PSY) 3 cr.  Exploration of the psychosocial domains of assessment across the life span of individuals and families in palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) care. Developing strategies for facilitating holistic care to patients and families. Effective communication skills for cultural competence. The impact of stress on the quality of life for the patient, family, and transdisciplinary team. 
      HSP 3500   Spiritual & Ethical Considerations in Palliative/End-of-Life Care 3 cr.  Examines dying as potentially the last stage of human development and spiritual growth. Enhances religious literacy through identification of the salient beliefs and practices regarding illness, dying, death, and burial rituals of major world religions. Ethical theories, principles, and steps that guide decision making for individuals, families, and caregivers in Palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) care. 
      HSP 3530   Palliative/End-of-Life Comfort and Care 3 cr.  Identification of common problems associated with disease process in individuals receiving palliative and end-of-life (EOL) care. Ways of palliating symptoms commonly associated with specific diseases in EOL care. Examination of the holistic practice of transdisciplinary teams providing care to individuals and their families at EOL. Simulated practice provided when appropriate. 
      HSP 4620   Palliative/End-of-Life Care Management I 3 cr.  Evaluation of current and emerging theories of management with a focus on application to the delivery of palliative/EOL care. An examination of organizational behavior that supports innovative leadership, risk taking, crisis and conflict management, diversity, emotional competence, and transformative conflict. 
      HSP 4650   Hospice/Palliative Care Field Experience I 3 cr.  Application of introductory concepts in palliative/end-of-life (EOL) care. Includes observation and experience with the delivery of palliative/EOL care in a hospice organization. Consists of 15 hours of seminar and 90 hours of practicum in selected agencies. Prerequisite: approval of Hospice advisor. 
      HSP 4750   Emerging Issues in Palliative/ End-of-Life Care 3 cr.  Current issues and emerging trends within the Palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) care continuum. Examination of access and barriers to EOL care and the role of healthcare leaders, policy makers, and key stakeholders in developing strategies for delivery of timely quality care and financing mechanisms. Exploration of beliefs, values, and practices that shape decision making regarding dying, death, and burial rituals. 
      RST 4140   Life/Death Issues 4 cr.  Intensive study of death, bereavement, grief, and mourning. In addition to physical death, topics include alienation, aging, separation, personal violation, and social and phenomenological death. Prerequisite: junior or senior status. 
      WRT 1010   College Composition I 3 cr.  Study and practice of strategies for academic writing, with a focus on writing and reading descriptive, narrative, and expository essays. Emphasis on writing as a process. Introduction to information literacy. Prerequisite: placement by Madonna University Writing Assessment Program. (Does not apply to any major or minor in the Language, Literature, Communication, and Writing department.) 
Essentials in End-of-Life Care: Cert Comp    
   Certificate Courses (15 cr. to be chosen)    
      HSP 2210   Introduction to Palliative/End-of- Life Care Concepts 3 cr.  An examination of the history of the hospice movement and the evolution of Palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) Care. Introduces core concepts of hospice philosophy, emphasizing its humanistic nature, family focus, and interdisciplinary and holistic practice. It is strongly recommended that majors in Hospice and Palliative Studies take this course as the prerequisite to all other hospice courses. 
      HSP 3310   Management of the Bereavement Process 3 cr.  The foundations of the bereavement process following the loss of a significant person. An examination of stage theories and key concepts that describe the grief continuum and personal transformation through the process of grief. Cultural attitudes and myths regarding loss and bereavement are examined in the context of gender, ethnicity, age, and circumstances of death. Personal reflections on loss and bereavement are encouraged throughout. 
      HSP 3480   Psychosocial Domains of Palliative/ End-of-Life Care (HSP*/PSY) 3 cr.  Exploration of the psychosocial domains of assessment across the life span of individuals and families in palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) care. Developing strategies for facilitating holistic care to patients and families. Effective communication skills for cultural competence. The impact of stress on the quality of life for the patient, family, and transdisciplinary team. 
      HSP 3500   Spiritual & Ethical Considerations in Palliative/End-of-Life Care 3 cr.  Examines dying as potentially the last stage of human development and spiritual growth. Enhances religious literacy through identification of the salient beliefs and practices regarding illness, dying, death, and burial rituals of major world religions. Ethical theories, principles, and steps that guide decision making for individuals, families, and caregivers in Palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) care. 
      HSP 4750   Emerging Issues in Palliative/ End-of-Life Care 3 cr.  Current issues and emerging trends within the Palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) care continuum. Examination of access and barriers to EOL care and the role of healthcare leaders, policy makers, and key stakeholders in developing strategies for delivery of timely quality care and financing mechanisms. Exploration of beliefs, values, and practices that shape decision making regarding dying, death, and burial rituals. 
Hospice and Palliative Studies Major: Bach Sci    
   Major Courses (31 cr. to be chosen)    
      HSP 2210   Introduction to Palliative/End-of- Life Care Concepts 3 cr.  An examination of the history of the hospice movement and the evolution of Palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) Care. Introduces core concepts of hospice philosophy, emphasizing its humanistic nature, family focus, and interdisciplinary and holistic practice. It is strongly recommended that majors in Hospice and Palliative Studies take this course as the prerequisite to all other hospice courses. 
      HSP 3310   Management of the Bereavement Process 3 cr.  The foundations of the bereavement process following the loss of a significant person. An examination of stage theories and key concepts that describe the grief continuum and personal transformation through the process of grief. Cultural attitudes and myths regarding loss and bereavement are examined in the context of gender, ethnicity, age, and circumstances of death. Personal reflections on loss and bereavement are encouraged throughout. 
      HSP 3480   Psychosocial Domains of Palliative/ End-of-Life Care (HSP*/PSY) 3 cr.  Exploration of the psychosocial domains of assessment across the life span of individuals and families in palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) care. Developing strategies for facilitating holistic care to patients and families. Effective communication skills for cultural competence. The impact of stress on the quality of life for the patient, family, and transdisciplinary team. 
      HSP 3500   Spiritual & Ethical Considerations in Palliative/End-of-Life Care 3 cr.  Examines dying as potentially the last stage of human development and spiritual growth. Enhances religious literacy through identification of the salient beliefs and practices regarding illness, dying, death, and burial rituals of major world religions. Ethical theories, principles, and steps that guide decision making for individuals, families, and caregivers in Palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) care. 
      HSP 3530   Palliative/End-of-Life Comfort and Care 3 cr.  Identification of common problems associated with disease process in individuals receiving palliative and end-of-life (EOL) care. Ways of palliating symptoms commonly associated with specific diseases in EOL care. Examination of the holistic practice of transdisciplinary teams providing care to individuals and their families at EOL. Simulated practice provided when appropriate. 
      HSP 4620   Palliative/End-of-Life Care Management I 3 cr.  Evaluation of current and emerging theories of management with a focus on application to the delivery of palliative/EOL care. An examination of organizational behavior that supports innovative leadership, risk taking, crisis and conflict management, diversity, emotional competence, and transformative conflict. 
      HSP 4650   Hospice/Palliative Care Field Experience I 3 cr.  Application of introductory concepts in palliative/end-of-life (EOL) care. Includes observation and experience with the delivery of palliative/EOL care in a hospice organization. Consists of 15 hours of seminar and 90 hours of practicum in selected agencies. Prerequisite: approval of Hospice advisor. 
      HSP 4750   Emerging Issues in Palliative/ End-of-Life Care 3 cr.  Current issues and emerging trends within the Palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) care continuum. Examination of access and barriers to EOL care and the role of healthcare leaders, policy makers, and key stakeholders in developing strategies for delivery of timely quality care and financing mechanisms. Exploration of beliefs, values, and practices that shape decision making regarding dying, death, and burial rituals. 
      HSP 4820   Palliative/End-of-Life Care Management II 3 cr.  Application of 21st century leadership skill sets to management within various palliative/end-of-life (EOL) care settings. Examines the interdependence of multiple systems within innovative palliative/EOL care organizations. Prerequisite: HSP 4620. 
      HSP 4850   Hospice/Palliative Care Field Experience II 2 cr.  Focuses on advanced field placement experiences in student-selected area of specialization. Includes observation and experience with the delivery of palliative/EOL (End-of-Life) care in a hospice organization. To be taken concurrently with HSP 4950 and only by students with senior status in Hospice and Palliative Studies. 
      HSP 4950   Hospice/Palliative Care Senior Seminar 2 cr.  Synthesis of theory and practice. Preparation and presentation of a structured student portfolio that gives evidence of learning in palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) care throughout the program. To be taken concurrently with HSP 4850 and only by students with senior status in Hospice and Palliative Studies. A requirement for graduation. 
Hospice and Palliative Studies Minor    
   Minor Courses (21 cr. to be chosen)    
      HSP 2210   Introduction to Palliative/End-of- Life Care Concepts 3 cr.  An examination of the history of the hospice movement and the evolution of Palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) Care. Introduces core concepts of hospice philosophy, emphasizing its humanistic nature, family focus, and interdisciplinary and holistic practice. It is strongly recommended that majors in Hospice and Palliative Studies take this course as the prerequisite to all other hospice courses. 
      HSP 3310/4750 Option (3 cr. to be chosen)    
         HSP 3310   Management of the Bereavement Process 3 cr.  The foundations of the bereavement process following the loss of a significant person. An examination of stage theories and key concepts that describe the grief continuum and personal transformation through the process of grief. Cultural attitudes and myths regarding loss and bereavement are examined in the context of gender, ethnicity, age, and circumstances of death. Personal reflections on loss and bereavement are encouraged throughout. 
         HSP 4750   Emerging Issues in Palliative/ End-of-Life Care 3 cr.  Current issues and emerging trends within the Palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) care continuum. Examination of access and barriers to EOL care and the role of healthcare leaders, policy makers, and key stakeholders in developing strategies for delivery of timely quality care and financing mechanisms. Exploration of beliefs, values, and practices that shape decision making regarding dying, death, and burial rituals. 
      HSP 3480   Psychosocial Domains of Palliative/ End-of-Life Care (HSP*/PSY) 3 cr.  Exploration of the psychosocial domains of assessment across the life span of individuals and families in palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) care. Developing strategies for facilitating holistic care to patients and families. Effective communication skills for cultural competence. The impact of stress on the quality of life for the patient, family, and transdisciplinary team. 
      HSP 3500   Spiritual & Ethical Considerations in Palliative/End-of-Life Care 3 cr.  Examines dying as potentially the last stage of human development and spiritual growth. Enhances religious literacy through identification of the salient beliefs and practices regarding illness, dying, death, and burial rituals of major world religions. Ethical theories, principles, and steps that guide decision making for individuals, families, and caregivers in Palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) care. 
      HSP 3530   Palliative/End-of-Life Comfort and Care 3 cr.  Identification of common problems associated with disease process in individuals receiving palliative and end-of-life (EOL) care. Ways of palliating symptoms commonly associated with specific diseases in EOL care. Examination of the holistic practice of transdisciplinary teams providing care to individuals and their families at EOL. Simulated practice provided when appropriate. 
      HSP 4620   Palliative/End-of-Life Care Management I 3 cr.  Evaluation of current and emerging theories of management with a focus on application to the delivery of palliative/EOL care. An examination of organizational behavior that supports innovative leadership, risk taking, crisis and conflict management, diversity, emotional competence, and transformative conflict. 
      HSP 4650   Hospice/Palliative Care Field Experience I 3 cr.  Application of introductory concepts in palliative/end-of-life (EOL) care. Includes observation and experience with the delivery of palliative/EOL care in a hospice organization. Consists of 15 hours of seminar and 90 hours of practicum in selected agencies. Prerequisite: approval of Hospice advisor. 
Hospice and Palliative Studies Minor - Recommended    
   Recommended Course (4 cr. to be chosen)    
      RST 4140   Life/Death Issues 4 cr.  Intensive study of death, bereavement, grief, and mourning. In addition to physical death, topics include alienation, aging, separation, personal violation, and social and phenomenological death. Prerequisite: junior or senior status. 
Hospice and Palliative Studies Major - Support: Bach Sci    
   Support Courses (5 cr. to be chosen)    
      RST 4140   Life/Death Issues 4 cr.  Intensive study of death, bereavement, grief, and mourning. In addition to physical death, topics include alienation, aging, separation, personal violation, and social and phenomenological death. Prerequisite: junior or senior status. 
      SW  2160   Empathy Listening Skills (SOC/SW*) 1 cr.  Instruction and practice in the establishment of rapport with individuals through the use of empathic listening skills. The material is presented in the context of developing a helping relationship. 
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