NUR1 220 Lecture Notes - Maladaptation, Intrusive Thought, Amnesia

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Helping Grieving People
WHEN TEARS ARE NOT ENOUGH
- Heart, head, and hands approach to helping grieving people
- There are differences in ways people grieve
KEY CONCEPTS: (As listed in text)
Grief is:
- A universal phenomenon among people
- Comes from both tangible and intangible losses
- Is a natural reflex that exists to enhance survival
o Basic drive to restore attachment to the lost object
o When attachment can’t be restored the individual
exhibits despair and mourning behaviours
- An adaptive response
o Attempts to restore what was lost
o Reaction: loss of normal functioning maladaptation
- A natural phenomenon complications/illness can result from
it
o Reactions can be dysfunctional under certain
circumstances and require special professional
assistance
o May lead to depression may limit activities
- Complex and dynamic and varies between individuals and
among cultures
o Physical pain
o Discomfort
o Psychological distress emotional/intellectual
o Social dysfunction
o Spiritual discontinuity
o Varies during day/night, week to week, day to day
o Between cultures and traditions with death, loss and
beliefs
- Avoidance and denial are typical ways people soften or keep out
the reality of painful loss
o Normal
- Has predictable and unpredictable features
o Faces, sounds, body language
o Differing circumstances:
Pre-existing morbidity
Personal coping styles
Influences of personality type
Social-cultural factors
Nature of loss
Age and role of deceased
Level of support
Mental health of mourner
- Support can come from professionals, friends, family, and
organization volunteers
DEFINING GRIEF:
- Behaviour
- Person is having a hard time
- Internal physiological reactions to loss or the threat of loss
- A life condition that has the potential to bring a person closer to
his or her faith
- Condition to be cured
- Intermix of grief with mourning and bereavement
o Grief: internal reactions
o Mourning: observable behaviours
o Bereavement: the cultural/social role of one who has
had a loss
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Heart, head, and hands approach to helping grieving people. There are differences in ways people grieve. Comes from both tangible and intangible losses. Is a natural reflex that exists to enhance survival: basic drive to restore attachment to the lost object, when attachment can"t be restored the individual exhibits despair and mourning behaviours. An adaptive response: attempts to restore what was lost, reaction: loss of normal functioning maladaptation. A natural phenomenon complications/illness can result from it: reactions circumstances assistance and require can be dysfunctional under certain special professional, may lead to depression may limit activities. Avoidance and denial are typical ways people soften or keep out the reality of painful loss: normal. Has predictable and unpredictable features: faces, sounds, body language, differing circumstances: Support can come from professionals, friends, family, and organization volunteers. A life condition that has the potential to bring a person closer to. Internal physiological reactions to loss or the threat of loss his or her faith.

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