Death of an Aged Parent Research Paper by Beatrice

Death of an Aged Parent
An understanding of loss and grief caused by the death of an aged parent and its effects on adult children past middle age.
# 60917 | 3,169 words | 14 sources | MLA | 2003 | AU
Published on Sep 16, 2005 in Sociology (General) , Medical and Health (General) , Aging (General)

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Individuals grieve in their own way and in their own time. In examining the journey loss and the grieving of that loss in one family, this paper applies the theory to a real life situation of the death of an aged parent and the implications for adult children, themselves past middle age and experiencing their own aging journey. Their experiences are related to theoretical and personal understandings of loss and grief.

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"There is a range of reasons given for why the community struggles towards a psychology of loss. There is a lack of overall integration in the area of loss research - the authors cite evidence in this field of material that is disjointed, disorganized and descriptive. This is further supported what has been described as "a plethora of "self help" books which deal with grief. The latter these authors maintain, further diminishes the importance of loss as a scientific area of study (Miller & Omarzu, 1998). These authors maintain that because there is no clear psychology of loss there is an urgent need for what does exist to go into pre-existing or new theoretical models."

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