Death Analytical Essay by Research Group

An examination of theories on the psychology of dealing with death and dying.
# 27233 | 1,849 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on May 28, 2003 in Psychology (General)

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This paper discusses how the death of a parent can be a wrenching experience for the children left to grieve, though the degree of psychological turmoil may depend on a number of factors such as the age of both parent and children, the circumstances of the death, the structure of the family and so on. It examines how the type of death involved can make a difference in terms of how long it takes the survivors to come to terms with that loss. It shows how the response of adolescents to the death of a parent involves a complex interaction of feelings, thoughts and behaviors and how research shows that social support is one of the most crucial requirements for helping individuals come to grips with the grief process. It also looks at how the death of a spouse results in grief, depression, tension, anxiety, confusion and a severe sense of loss. It discusses how most of the feelings experienced by death do decrease over time with varying courses of treatment by the end of a bereavement period.

From the Paper:

"Before any person can begin to recover from the grief associated with a sudden and serious loss, he or she must acknowledge that a problem exists. Most people, after someone really close to them dies, believe that no one understands the pain they are experiencing. In a recent book written by one of the co-founders of the Grief Recovery Institute, the author mentions that the length and intensity of the relationship with the deceased determines the amount of pain the survivor will suffer (James, 1986, 18). That book recommends that people experiencing grief find "a fellow griever so you can learn and recover together" (James, 1986, 19). The author says that many people are able to grieve with fellow family members who are experiencing the same loss. That book suggests that people recover quicker and more fully when they are able to be around other individuals who are also suffering traumatic losses. Some sort of human support is important during a survivor's period of grief."

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