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Thanatology 2200 Study Guide - Final Guide: Homicide, Ageism, Devaluation


Department
Thanatology
Course Code
THAN 2200
Professor
Carrie Arnold
Study Guide
Final

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Let us be clear
Bereavement: what happens when an attachment ends, for instance loss by
death, a life situation
Grief: an emotional reaction to loss, results from bereavement, can precede
a loss for instance anticipatory grief
Personal, flute player doing its thing
Mourning: public face of grief, the way people behave after a bereavement
Wear physical items to show that you are mourning
Jewelry made of their hair, wear all black, Jewish tear a piece off of their
clothing
These terms are related to each other but they are NOT the same thing
Loss as
Primary/secondary
Primary loss is the death
Secondary: anything that is caused by the primary loss
i.e. having to move because someone died
Major/minor
Major – may be the death
Minor – may be secondary
In the eye of the beholder not easy to judge from the outside
Actual/threatened
Can be equally hard
Threatened loss can be harder for some
i.e. constant lay offs in your office, waiting for it to happen to you it might
be a relief when it happens because its finally over.
Internal/external
Chosen/imposed

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Similar to actual and threatened
Chosen – I signed up for this so why am I not happy?
I miss my old friends because I switched jobs
Imposed
Losing your job by having that imposed on you – very difficult
Direct/indirect
Very similar to primary/secondary
Sudden/anticipated
Would you prefer a sudden or anticipated loss?
Sudden loss – has its down sides too – cant say goodbye etc.
Anticipated – believe they can grieve before it happens and once it happens
it can be over with
Once it actually happens it will feel like you never expected it to happen
Cant get the grief o=”out of the way”
Things that threaten to break us
Future
Security, sense of safety
Sick, dying pets
Mental health/addictions
Partners/relationships
Loss of license
Loss of happiness
Wholeness, identity – loss of a breast, loss of hair
Organ donation
Leaving home

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Dertation
Constant change
Ambiguous loss
Acquired brain injury
Stroke
Alzheimers disease
Disability
Chronic illness (MS, ALS,RA,OA,COPD, AIDS…)
Military deployment
Stress
Trauma
Legal problems
Loss of function, capacity
Sick child
Existential pain
Depression
Chronic sorrow – Children that were born disabled or with a medical
condition the parents loved their children, very happy they were born “best
thing to happen to us”
Resurfacing sorrow and feel sad for the things they don't get access to or
experience that others do
Bullying
Friend moving away
Family violence
Poverty
Trauma/PTSD
War
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