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WHAT Training, education and professional development programs in the area of end of life and grief.
WHYTo provide end of life care professionals with training a better understanding of the skills required to deal with those going through the process of dying, grief and loss.
WHERENational Center for Death Education.
Mount Ida College.
Newton, Massachusetts, USA.

Program Description

"The National Center for Death Education (NCDE) at Mount Ida College is dedicated to offering you and fellow care giving professionals in thanatology—the field of death, dying and grief—the latest industry knowledge and trends through a number of professional development programs."


The National Center for Death Education follows the philosophy that death and loss are a part of the natural continuum of life, along with different forms and expressions death, dying, grief and loss within families and communities.

The National Center for Death Education’s offers a Certificate in Thanatology and online courses appropriate for professionals in grief therapy and loss, trauma, chaplaincy, social work, nursing, employee assistance personnel, teachers, mental health and counseling and others.

The center’s annual ‘Summer Institute on Grief and Loss’ is an educational forum where professionals can connect, share ideas, collect information, attend workshops focused on grief, loss and bereavement network with colleagues and hear from leaders in the field of thanatology.

Mount Ida College is a private college in Newton, Massachusetts focusing on programs in the areas of social sciences, humanities and the arts.

End of Life Care Programs
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