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Chapter 10: Death and Dying:

Chapter 10: Death and Dying Module 10.3: Grief and Bereavement

Looking Ahead :

Looking Ahead What are the basic components of a Western funeral rite, and how are other cultures’ rites similar and different? How do survivors react to and cope with death?

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Grief and Bereavement

Mourning and Funerals: Final Rites:

Mourning and Funerals: Final Rites Costs Average funeral and burial costs: $7,000 Survivors are susceptible to suggestions to “provide the best” for deceased Determined by social norms and customs

Cultural Differences in Grieving:

Cultural Differences in Grieving Western societal rituals (some variations) Body preparation Celebration of a religious rite Military customs

Cultural Differences in Grieving:

Cultural Differences in Grieving Non-western rituals different from western Examples: Shave heads; let hair and beard grow Noisy celebration; silence High emotional display of emotion; no display of emotion

Feldman concludes that all funerals basically serve the same underlying function. What is this function?:

Feldman concludes that all funerals basically serve the same underlying function. What is this function? ? ? ?

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Adjusting to the Death of a Loved One

What is the difference?:

What is the difference? Bereavement Grief

Grieving in the Western World:

Grieving in the Western World 1 st stage: grief typically entails shock, numbness, disbelief, or outright denial 2 nd stage: people begin to confront the death and realize extent of their loss 3 rd stage: people reach accommodation stage

Death of Long-term Spouse:

Death of Long-term Spouse Strength of relationship with can have effect on grieving process Almost always a traumatic experience that is usually followed by intense grief and anguish

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What other factors besides interpersonal closeness might affect the duration of grief after losing a long-time spouse? ? ? ?

When Grief Goes Awry:

When Grief Goes Awry No particular timetable for grieving For some people (but not all) grieving may take considerably longer than a year Only 15 to 30 percent of people show relatively deep depression following loss of loved one Those who show most intense distress immediately after a death are most apt to have adjustment difficulties and health problems later on

Consequences of Grief and Bereavement :

Consequences of Grief and Bereavement Negative Widowed people are particularly at risk of death More negative consequences if person is already insecure, anxious, or fearful, overly dependent, or lacking in social support Sudden death Positive Remarriage lowers risk of death for survivors, especially for widowers

Becoming an Informed Consumer of Development :

Becoming an Informed Consumer of Development Helping a Child Cope with Grief Be honest Encourage expressions of grief Reassure children that they are not to blame for the death Understand that children’s grief may surface in unanticipated ways Children may respond to books for young persons about death

From Research to Practice: Living on through Facebook:

From Research to Practice: Living on through Facebook The explosion of social networking sites is giving rise to a new phenomenon that converts the profiles of the deceased into a living memorial. These memorials care characterized by attempts to process, understand, and find perspective on the death. How might “talking to the dead” in this manner help people through the grieving process?

Review and Apply:

Review and Apply REVIEW After a death, most cultures prescribe some sort of funeral ritual to honor the passing of a community member. Funeral rites play a significant role in helping people acknowledge the death of a loved one, recognize their own mortality, and proceed with their lives.

Review and Apply:

Review and Apply REVIEW Bereavement refers to the loss of a loved one; grief refers to the emotional response to that loss. For many people, grief passes through denial, sorrow, and accommodation.

Review and Apply:

Review and Apply APPLY Why do so many people in US society feel reluctant to think and talk about death? Why do people in other cultures feel less reluctant?

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