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Title: Loss Grief

Loss Grief Bereavement part 2
  • Liz Pitt
  • Macmillan Home-care Facilitator

Manageable Grief
  • The experience of bereavement is quite
  • normally a very difficult and painful one
  • The concept of grief as a process provides
  • a helpful framework for better understanding.
  • The grief wheel illustrates this

The process of grief
Life function
Grief as a series of tasks.
  • Worden (1984) Discusses bereavement
  • as a series of tasks
  • To accept the reality of the loss
  • To experience pain and grief
  • To adjust to a new environment
  • To withdraw emotional energy and reinvest it in
    other relationships

Task 1 Acceptance of the loss
  • During the first few days after a death, the
    bereaved person may experience a number of
    difficult emotions.
  • Shock.
  • Disbelief / unreality
  • Searching / Deep yearning
  • Hallucinations

Task 2 Experiencing the pain
  • Normal manifestations of grief
  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Cognitive
  • Behavioural

Task 3 Adjust to a new environment
  • Over time the pain, sadness and depression
    starts to lessen. Life begins to be seen in a
    more positive light again. Although it is
    important to know that the feeling of loss may
    not be completely overcome.

Task 4 withdrawal of emotional energy and
reinvest in other relationships
  • Letting go'
  • This involves saying goodbye but not
    forgetting releasing the bond so that love can
    be given to others, but not necessarily stopping
    loving the deceased.

Complicated Grief..
  • Absent grief No apparent signs of grief
    following a major bereavement
  • Delayed grief The person puts off embarking on
    the wheel, but finds themselves overwhelmed with
    grief after a number of months.
  • Inhibited grief Some signs, but less than you
    might think.
  • Unbalanced grief Person is clearly grieving but
    may display a particular strong emotion e.g.
    Anger or guilt

Ways of helping a bereaved person
  • Being there for them
  • Non-judgmental listening, encouraging them to
    talk about the deceased, giving permission for
    the expression of feelings and experiences.
  • Providing information as requested about the
    illness, death, loss and grief.
  • Educating family members and others about how
    best to help the bereaved person (as above)
  • Becoming familiar with your own feelings about
    loss and grief

Bereaved Children.
  • Children experience emotions and other reactions
  • which are not dissimilar to those experienced by
  • Reactions may include
  • Denial
  • Guilt
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Physical complaints

Helping Children with Grief..
  • To help children cope with their grief Adults
  • should consider.
  • Information
  • Involvement
  • Reassurance
  • Allowing expression of feelings

In Conclusion..
  • The loss of a loved one is an experience no one
    is spared
  • An acceptance of our impotence to quickly relieve
    that pain
  • The ability to stay with the bereaved underlines
    the kind of support that is needed
  • Feelings from our own losses can be
    rekindled.talk about itit helps!

Take note.
  • Sometimes it is far better not to do, nor to
    say, but to be..
  • To be is the hardest part of all.

  • Anon
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