SOCW 2605 End-of-Life Care in The Summit Lighthouse

Credits: 1

Number of Weeks: 8

For many who are facing the transition called death, whether it be as an elderly person facing the final stages of life, a loved one coming to terms with illness and disease, or as an unexpected accident, end-of-life care can be an overwhelming experience. The teachings of the ascended masters provide a unique and inspiring view of this cycle of life that will help you understand what is really taking place within the body, soul and spirit of one who is transitioning—or has transitioned—to another realm.

This course includes teachings and practical application for each level of being: spiritual, mental, emotional and physical. Students will learn both about the standard level of end-of-life care as well as the cases in which ascended master views differ from mainstream concepts including pain management, resolution and regrets, fears of dying, the power of denial versus the grace of acceptance, communication techniques, and caring for the body. Students will create a resource packet that will help them serve others as well as gain practical skills for this important phase of life.

Students will be assessed on the following course assignments:


% of Final Grade

Forum Posts (6) 20%
Journal Assignments (5) 20%
Midterm Paper 25%
Final Paper 35%
TOTAL 100%


Hours per week: Students should plan to set aside 5–6 hours per week to complete their weekly course work. This course consists of eight units and students are expected to complete one unit per week.

Textbook Information: SOCW 2605 Textbook Info. Sheet [PDF]

Elective for:

  • Ministering Servant Certificate Program (Tracks A and B)
  • Leadership Studies Certificate Program
  • General Studies Certificate Program
  • General Studies – Individual Course and Audit

To take this course, you must be a credit or audit student in the SU Online School of Theology and Spiritual Studies. Click here to learn more about the School of Theology. Interested in applying to the school? Visit our Application Process page to apply today!

This information is subject to change without notice.


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