1. Abnormal (complicated, unresolved) grief
    grief extending over a long period of time without resolution.
  2. Acute grief
    the intense physical and emotional expression of grief occurring as the awareness increases of a loss of someone or something significant
  3. Adaptation
    the individual’s ability to adjust to the psychological and emotional changes brought on by a stressful event such as the death of a significant other
  4. Affect
    is the feelings and their expression
  5. Aftercare (post-funeral counseling)
    those appropriate and helpful acts of counseling that come after the funeral.
  6. Aggression
    the intentional infliction of physical or psychological harm on another
  7. A.I.D.S.
    Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  8. Alienation
    the state of estrangement an individual feels in social settings that are viewed as foreign, unpredictable or unacceptable.
  9. Alternatives
    providing a choice of services and merchandise available as families make a selection and complete funeral arrangements, formulating different actions in adjusting to a crisis.
  10. Anger
    is blame directed towards another person.
  11. Anomic grief
    is a term to describe the experience of grief, especially in young bereaved parents, where mourning customs are unclear due to an inappropriate death and the absence of prior bereavement experience; typical in a society that has attempted to minimize the impact of death through medical control of disease and social control of those who deal with the dying and the dead
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