An online course that helps participants learn how best to accompany people with intellectual disabilities as they face death and bereavement.
22 June to 2 August 2020
Don’t Forget Me is an online course, provided by the University of Roehampton and created by Cristina Gangemi from the Kairos Forum, helps participants learn how best to accompany people with intellectual disabilities as they face death and bereavement.
Talking about death and loss is never easy. Over time, approaches to palliative care and bereavement have resulted in some very useful resources for people to read and reflect upon. But what if the person who is ill or bereft has an intellectual disability?
Why is there so much to support ‘typical’ forms of communication but so little for people who need a more creative approach as they face death? This course, Don’t Forget Me, grapples with these important dilemmas.
Participants will also learn how to engage in the creative, practical and spiritual accompaniment of people with intellectual disabilities, as they travel through experiences of palliative care, death and bereavement.
Appropriately, the course focuses on COVID-19 as a case study, with some practical suggestions for accompaniment in the aftermath of the pandemic.
The course is provided online and runs from 22 June to 2 August 2020 – there is no requirement to travel you can complete the course from the comfort of your own home.
The full course fee is £170 but generous bursaries are available for students on a low income, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form.