Grief Research Paper by Neatwriter

Research paper discussing a realm of treatment for people suffering from grief known as "expressive art therapy".
# 61623 | 4,213 words | 22 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Oct 18, 2005 in Psychology (Therapies) , Psychology (General)

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In this research paper, the researcher focuses on the expressive writing realm of expressive arts therapies. The paper demonstrates how expressive writing affects the grief process by allowing patients to express exactly how they feel through such things as poetry and journal writing. Empirical research is provided that details the research that has been conducted concerning this topic. The researcher also demonstrates that thought processes involved in such activities give the patient the opportunity to understand and accept their loss.

From the Paper:

"As most people assume sudden or unexpected death can prolong the grief process. According to Fast (2003) both sudden and unexpected deaths have unique characteristics that are difficult for patients and practitioners to confront. The author explains that this type of death places unique demands on the survivors. The author also posits that sudden death is different from a death caused by prolonged illness in relation to the intensity of the grief. Fast (2003) points to a groundbreaking study performed by Lindemann (1944). The research involved the families of 101 college students who were killed and a nightclub."

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