Looking at human development from a Biblical/Christian standpoint as something that occurs across the lifetime, then we cannot ignore the fact that human development is still occurring at end of life. Many times, those who are dying find comfort in their faith and spirituality. Christians, for example, know that believers will have eternal life after earthly death (John 3:16, KJV). The Association for Death Education and Counseling Code of Ethics (2010) seeks to address ethical issues associated with the fragile and complicated process of death and dying.
Discuss the challenges and implications of elderhood. Then, read through The Code of Ethics for the Association for Death Education and Counseling and highlight two specific responsibilities that a counselor has when counseling someone in the end stages of life. Detail these responsibilities and discuss why they are important.