The Dream Rachel Sabin, 2014. More information on her work can be found here: http://www.rachelsabin.com/resurrection.html

Pastoral and Spiritual Care in Suffering, Grief and Loss

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.

Remote mode via Zoom, Wednesday evenings, 6.00pm to 9.00pm Melbourne time.

Lecturer Dr Francesca Nuzzolese
Level Undergraduate (Level 3) and Postgraduate (Level 9)


Study Mode Weekly synchronous online sessions
Unit Code DP3004W

Scheduled face-to-face classes will be conducted in remote mode (via Zoom) until distancing restrictions ease and appropriate procedures can be implemented to ensure safe learning environments for staff and students.

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