Basic data

Name: Expert in: The art of accompanying to live a good dying
Dates: From 22 from February to 21 from July 2019.



120 hours


Going through difficult times requires the accompaniment of prepared people; In this course participants will obtain the necessary tools to face moments of crisis and despair caused by illness or loss of a loved one as well as adequate resources to facilitate the process of separation.


Whoever completes this training will be able to:
- Implement adequate communication resources to: facilitate the meeting and development of an intimate link, detect the needs of the accompanied and provide effective resources to face the tasks of a humanized dying.
- Include in pre-existing care teams related to the task (palliative care, gerontology) or submit proposals in related areas.

The course offers a conceptual framework of human thought, which integrates ancient and modern knowledge about the process of dying and death. Based on self-exploration techniques, communication practices and various exercises that facilitate an experiential approach to the subject, students integrate the concepts developed. It also includes reflection based on real cases.

The learning methodology will be Presencial - Virtual that will pick up the best of the face and the virtual in what is called the b-learning (blended learnig), that will allow us to rescue the importance of personal-face contact and the benefits of information and communication technologies.

Tutorial: A process of accompaniment of the participants has been designed through tutoring, which will be a space for the collective construction of knowledge in which students and tutor will develop the contents and proposed activities. Participants will be required to attend a virtual conference two hours biweekly at the assigned times.

The virtual classroom of the UDA is based on a web platform called Moodle (modular object oriented distance learning enviroment) that allows students and teachers to expand their interactivity, access pages on the Internet, use e-mail as a tool for learning, access content with hypertext format, participate in forums, chats and virtual classes.


The approval of the academic program implies a minimum of 70% of academic performance per module and 80% of attendance to face-to-face classes.
Evaluation is conceived as a continuous and permanent process that will allow fair and equitable value judgments to be made; For this, the analysis of the activities and work carried out by the students will be considered. The percentage distribution will be as follows:
For the analysis and the subsequent assignment of qualifications of the activities and works carried out by the participants, the following aspects will be considered:
During the course the participants will carry out individual tasks, group tasks, and actively participate in the scheduled part applications.
Individual Works:
They will consist of the creative and reflective resolution of questionnaires that will be presented to the participants. The works must be submitted on the dates indicated.
Group work (practical application)
They will be the practical application of the theoretical knowledge obtained from the different modules, according to the tutor's instructions.
Final work
The work will be developed from the beginning to the end of the course with the approval of the trainer. The instructions for carrying out the work and its support, will be given by the tutor during the course.

  • Theme 1: Cosmovisional and anthropological perspective of death.
  • Theme 2: Empathic and compassionate communication
  • Theme 3: The internal world of the dying and its surroundings.
  • Theme 4: Biographical review and sense of life.
  • Theme 5: Preparing a legacy
  • Theme 6: The duel and its challenges.
  • Theme 7: Care of the caregiver
  • 8 Theme: Aging and Aging Process
  • Theme 9: Medicine at the end of life


The course is composed of nine topics, the same ones that will be addressed as mentioned through a face-to-face and virtual modality:
  • Two intensive face-to-face assistance from Friday to Sunday (40 face-to-face hours)
1er. Face-to-face meeting: 22, 23 and 24 for February 2019 (20 hours)
Friday: 16h00 - 20h00
Saturday: 8h30 - 12h30 and 14h00 - 18h00
Sunday: 8h30 - 12h30 and 14h00 - 18h00
2do. Face-to-face meeting: 19, 20 and 21 of July of 2019 (20 hours)
Friday: 16h00 - 20h00
Saturday: 8h30 - 12h30 and 14h00 - 18h00
Sunday: 8h30 - 12h30 and 14h00 - 18h00
  • Activities via virtual

It corresponds to the personal work of the participant through the options presented by the program, specifically:

  • Virtual conference (16 hours)

8 2 hours conferences

  • Individual Works (20 hours)

They will consist in the creative and reflective resolution of questionnaires that will be presented to the students. The works must be sent on the dates indicated, through the virtual classroom.

  • Group Work (12 hours)

They will be proposals built collectively in cooperative learning groups. The works must be sent on the dates indicated, through the virtual classroom.

  • Final Work (12 hours)
  • Forums (12 hours)

A forum will be held in each module. The theme of these will be determined based on the learning needs of the participants. Participation is mandatory, since its purpose is the collective construction of knowledge.

Program development place
The classroom hours and virtual conferences will be held in the classrooms of the University of Azuay.

Parking lots for Lecturers

- Viviana Bilezker (Buenos Aires - Argentina)

He begins his professional career in the field of Special Education and Psychotherapy with Humanistic Orientation in 1983. Currently he is a psychotherapist in private practice. She has been a teacher and clinical supervisor of therapists since 1995. In 1993 he begins to care for people at the end of his life. It is formed in Palliative Care, Gerontology and self-taught reading. He has trained in Validation, Feil method for communication with people with Alzheimer's. She has trained in CNV (Nonviolent Communication, Marshall Rosenberg Method) The experience of Accompaniment at the end of life motivates her to found in 2008 El Faro, a Civil Association dedicated to providing guidance, teaching and assistance at the end of life. He currently chairs and directs the Association whose headquarters are based in Buenos Aires.


  • $ 500

Payment options

Teaching and administrative staff of the UDA

The automatic rebate will be made to the payment role, once you check the "Discount payment card" box when making your online registration:

Course value ($ 500.00) in five installments of $ 100.00 each, the months of February, March, April, May and June 2019.

Students and the general public

  • Payment in the Treasury of the University

- Cash

- With a credit card - can be deferred up to three months without interest

Payment codes Treasury

· 1100 - $ 500.00


  • None



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