Embracing the End of Life
At the end of life how do we bring closure so that we have a 'Good Death'? This module will explore various issues at the end of life including ethical decisions that need to be made, the necessity of a living will, how to say ‘good bye’, sitting ‘vigil’, learning the signs that the body is shutting down, and rituals and beliefs that make a difference. You will learn how to walk alongside both the individual who is dying and the family as they deal with death and loss.
Understand ethical decisions surrounding the end of life
Learn how to prepare a living will
Discover how to bring about closure
Explore different rituals at the end of life
Date: Fall, 2014
Facilitator: Dr. David Sherbino MPS, STM, D.Min, CSDS, FT.
David is professor of Pastoral Ministries and Spiritual Formation at Tyndale Seminary Toronto and minister at Cornerstone Church (PCC) Kleinburg. Professionally he is a Fellow in Thanatology.