ANS 222 : Humane Euthanasia Seminar
This course covers the principles and practices of humane euthanasia as outlined by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Topics include effective and humane euthanasia concepts, the necessity for euthanasia, the related personal and professional stress, understanding the grief process, and facilitation of compassionate client and staff communications and interactions. Two lecture hours per week. 2 credits Spring
1. Examine how the roles of animals have changed in society and family settings. 2. Define euthanasia, pain, and suffering. 3. Identify signs of the stages of grief and when professional intervention may be required. 4. Apply the steps of the grief process to euthanasia education and communication with clients. 5. Employ coping mechanisms for dealing with euthanasia related stress in personal and professional settings.