What are the three ways one can resolve grief through?
- 1. predictability
- 2. a sense of meaning
- 3. restitution
What kind of behavior would one find trying to find a sense of meaning
Can the irretrievable bringing back of the deceased help with a sense of meaning?
T/F if the deceased life has meaning the survivors life can take on meaning as well?
What is restitution?
a compelling need by which the individual attempts to restore inner psychological equilibrium, uniting past, present, and future in teh cycle from loss and the fear of loss to restitution.
with creative restitution what behavior would you see.
reorganization of ones life without which is lost.
List the 7 types of restitution
- 1. sense of meaning
- 2. creativity
- 3. mastery
- 4. mental processes
- 5. material objects
- 6. relationships
- 7. restoration of self esteem
what is a healthy form of mitigation
- children antics
- momentary distractions
Unhealthy forms of mitigation include:
alcohol abuse, drug abuse, eating abuse, or any other self damaging behavior
can a healthy person regress and be helpless during a surge of grief/
t/f a life review is not a way a fd can help a family cope
helping with ones current care is a way a fd can help a family cope? with living trust or will?
give two ways a fd can help a family cope
- 1. planning and education
- 2. leaving legacies, via objects
the functional role disruption
to the extent that the deceased had a significant functional role, their death is going to create a corrisponding disturbance of functional equilibrium
t/f will a less integrated family show less grief reaction
what three characteristics might one find in a less integrated family?
- delayed grief
- masking behavior
- misplaced anger.
psychological needs of teh bereaved
- 1. acceptance of the loss
- 2. establish security and stability
- 3. emotional support-feel important
- 4. express emotion
- 5. build new relationships
list some factors that condition grief
- 1. personality
- 2. educational level
- 3. social customs
- 4. value structure of the community
- 5. type of relationship with deceased
- 6. mode of death
what type of grief would one have for a long term natural death?
what kind of guilt would one have if there were a traumatic/accidental grief?
if one died of homicide what kind of grief would they have
what emotional states would one experience in a homicide?
fear, hate , revenge, etc
what grief would one have if the deceased comitted suicide?
t/f a family may be drawn closer from the funeral
t/f overt expressions of anger following a death are less common when the body is dealt with: failure to se the daead body generally retards grieving
who the hell is dr edgar jackson
pointed out that religious teachings about death are not always rational and helpful to the bereaved.
what are some issues of priority regarding cultrual values
- 1. material vs non material values
- 2. life vs death values
- 3. property values vs human/relationship values
- 4. social interations vs withdrawal and isolation
when did hospice start in US
1968 in connecticut
what is the average time spent on hospice
when would one be put on hospice
when one has about 6 mo of life left
a patient on hospice might experience these emotions
- afraid of isolation
- depressed withdrawn
- lack of communication with others
- losing control
when would be a decent time to select widows for the widow to widow program
- 1. arrangement conference
- 2. verbally
- 3. brochures
- (set the mood and plant the idea)
who would make up the core of the widows in the widow to widow program
people who have gone through their grief process in a positive manner and are coping in a positive manner
and you wanta balanced group
what would be some topics to discuss in the widow to widow program
- social security,
- home and auto repair
what would be the ideal place for the widow to widow program
what would be the starting amount of times one should go to the widow to widow program
at least twice a week to start with
what would be the funeral directors role be in the widow to widow program
- set it up and get it going
- catalyst or moderator