"The first massive open online course (MOOC) on death, dying and palliative care starts at the end of this month and it is open to anyone aged 18-100 who has a computer. The four-week course is presented by online palliative care resource CareSearch, which is aiming to increase death literacy and engage people in conversations on the topic.
CareSearch research fellow Deb Rawlings said the course was not medical or instructive. Instead, it focussed on philosophical musings, posing questions and encouraging reflections while also providing information and resources.
“You can take it at your own pace and dip in and out,” said Ms Rawlings, who is also a lecturer in Palliative and Supportive Services at Flinders University. “You can also participate in discussions as much as you like. Some people will get in there and make comments, and comment on other people’s comments. Others will just sit and read and not join in, and that’s alright as well.”"
New course on death, dying and palliative care – Palliative Care: