Grieving Age and Type of Death

Grieving Age and Type of Death

Grieving Age and Type of Death

PSY-358 Adult Development and Aging

Topic 8 – Grieving Age and Type of Death

 

Part I: Chart

Directions: Complete each area of the chart below, which investigates various losses and typical, characteristic grief responses. Using expert research, you will also share factors that might complicate the grieving processes, signs that complications might be occurring, and protective factors during this time. Note: some information may overlap. Bullet points are preferred, 25-30 words per box should serve as a general content guide. In addition, Integrate at least three expert sources. Include expert citations in proper APA formatting within each box. Full references belong at the end. You may use your textbook as a reference.

 

 

Type of Loss

 

Typical Grief Responses

(e,g mourning, coping mechanisms)

Things that might complicate the bereavement process

(e.g., age, timing, type of death, psychological factors)

Signs/Symptoms of complicated or problematic bereavement

(e.g. hypervigilance, excessive crying)

Protective factors (what can help?) specific to this loss type

(e.g. Support groups)

Note: These factors will apply to multiple loss types

Miscarriage

 

       
Death of a child        
A Death of a male spouse        
The Death of female spouse        
Also, Death of a parent        
A Death of a friend        
And Death of pet

 

       
Create your own here (e.g. relationship breakup, loss of a job, parent with Alzheimer’s        

 

Part II: Post-Research Reflection

Directions: In a minimum 250-500 words total, answer the following questions using information from class material, expert talks, textbook, and/or any outside research:

1) After researching the above losses, what key factors seem to complicate the bereavement process the most? Does there seem to be a set “time line” for grief in most categories?

2) How do you feel your grief coping skills are? Explain. What protective factors might you utilize in the future to better navigate through grief periods?

3) Considering the factors associated with bereavement among elderly men, why might husbands and wives mourn differently?

4) Think about how various cultures or religions view death, then select a cultural or religious view on death and dying. Describe the view from the culture or religion on death and/or dying.

5) What were your biggest “take-aways” from this assignment (and possibly other material/content presented this week)?

 

References:

PSY-358 Loss and Grief

Scoring Guide- Weighted Items

 

Grading category Points
Typical Grief Response

Listed some typical grief responses for each of the eight loss types. Responses were accurate supported with research.

 

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Complicating factors

Provided examples of factors or situations that might complicate the bereavement process for each of the eight loss types. Responses were accurate and supported with research.

 

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Signs/Symptoms of Complication

Included typical signs that there might be some disruption or complication in the grieving process for each of the eight loss types. Responses were accurate and supported with research.

 

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Protective Factors

Provided potential protective factors for each of the eight loss types. Responses were accurate and supported with research.

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Reflection

Provided substantive and meaningful responses to each of the follow-up questions.

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APA

In-text citations are used properly and formatted in APA style

Reference list included/APA style

 

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Grammar

All writing is academic in nature (e.g. grammar, punctuation).

 

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Total /90

 

 

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