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Title: Grief and Bereavement


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  • Grief the normal, dynamic process that occurs in
    response to any type of loss 1
  • Mourning often used interchangeably with grief,
    but more specifically refers to the public
    expression of grief 2
  • Bereavement the state of having suffered a loss
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  • Complicated mourning arises from an interrupted
    or obstructed grief process2

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  • Changing assumptions
  • Adapting to role changes
  • Finding a balance
  • Experiencing feelings of sadness, depression, and
    anxiety6

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Benefits
  • Opportunity to complete unfinished business

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Complications
  • Premature Emotional Withdrawal
  • Affects Natural Bereavement Process

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  • Identify and legitimize feelings of sadness,
    anger, guilt and anxiety
  • Encourage expressions of feelings in a private,
    comfortable setting
  • Redefine terms related to expressing grief
  • Enable people to complete unfinished business
  • Encourage them to live fully and enjoy life
    whenever and wherever they can 10

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  • Life review and memory work
  • Religious rituals
  • Meditation
  • Photography/video
  • Journeys

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  • The Nature of the Relationship Between the
    Deceased and the Bereaved
  • The Manner of Death
  • The Length of the Illness
  • Symptoms and Side Effects
  • The Time of Death Experience
  • Social Variables

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  • Importance of a Good Support System

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  • Cultural and Religious Beliefs

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  • Personality Traits and Coping Style

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  • Defining Grief is Complicated

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  • Old
  • Stages Resolution
  • New
  • Accommodation Process of Adapting to Fit New
    Circumstances

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  • Task I
  • Accept the Reality of the Loss
  • Traditional Rituals Help

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  • Task II
  • Experience the Pain of Grief
  • Physical
  • Emotional

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  • I thought everything was fine but now I feel
    like things are worse.

I may seem normal on the outside, but I am
screaming on the inside.
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  • Task III
  • Adjust to the Loss
  • Difficult Firsts
  • We always used to

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  • Task IV
  • Reinvesting Energy from the Deceased into a New
    Life
  • Saying good-bye to grief, without saying good-bye
    to the loved one

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Signs that a person is learning to accommodate
their grief
  • A return to good health
  • Acknowledgement of the reality of the loss
  • Redefined activity
  • Emergence of new skills or roles
  • Establishment of or a reconnection with a social
    support system
  • Ability to cope effectively with
    temporary upsurges of grief
  • Comfort with the quest to find meaning
  • Personal growth and transformation

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  • You cant make the pain go away, but you can make
    it easier

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  • Details May Help

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  • The Roller-Coaster Ride

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  • Reassure them that upsurges are normal
  • Anticipation is worse than the actual event
  • Make plans
  • Grief is a journey
  • Self-care is essential

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  • Explore spiritual responses
  • Encourage creativity
  • Strengthen their support system

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  • Encourage the use of ritual

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  • What do you want to bring from your old life into
    the new?
  • What do you need to leave behind?
  • What do you need to add?

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Summary
  • Reach Out
  • Give permission to grieve in ways that work for
    them
  • Normalize responses
  • Educate about what to expect
  • Encourage good self-care
  • Refer for appropriate medical evaluation

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  • Encourage creativity
  • Encourage ritual
  • Explore spiritual responses
  • Strengthen and encourage the use of a support
    system
  • Affirm efforts to re-engage in life
  • Help the bereaved recognize opportunities for
    growth and transformation

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  • No one can take away the pain
  • Dont let a sense of helplessness prevent
    outreach
  • Recognize the value of being present
  • Develop empathetic listening skills

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  • Can it be in a world so full and busy that the
    loss of one creature makes a void in any heart so
    wide and deep that nothing but the width and
    depth of vast eternity can fill it up?
    Charles
    Dickens

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