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Pastoral and Spiritual Care in Suffering, Grief and Loss

Semester 2
Available Online

In this unit, students will consider the human experience of suffering, with particular reference to loss and grief, developing potential spiritual and pastoral care responses. Participants will be introduced to spiritual, theological, cultural and scientific resources to better understand the nature of suffering alongside the complex effects of short and long term, complicated and uncomplicated grief and grieving. Along with theoretical information, participants will be able to acquire tools and skills for spiritual guidance and pastoral care in a variety of settings, and be equipped to share these with their faith communities, their families and the larger communities in which they offer ministry.

Code
Undergraduate: DP3004W
Postgraduate: DP9004W
Level
Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Discipline
Pastoral Theology and Ministry (DP)
Field
Theology: Mission and Ministry (D)
Prerequisites
Foundational unit in Field D
Online
Yes
Faculty
Francesa Nuzzolese
Class Time
Remote mode via Zoom