Death Of A Loved One

1060 WordsJul 10, 20165 Pages
Death of a Loved One Studies have shown as many as 5-15% of bereaved people seem to develop severe long- term reactions to their loss. (Horowitz, M.J., Siegel, B., Holen, A., Bonanno, G.A., Milbrath, C., & Stinson, C.H). Most people have experienced some type a loss their life. One of the most traumatic is a death of a loved one. Coping with the passing of a loved one can be extremely challenging and distressing. Crisis workers need to understand the grieving process, use the Schneider’s Growth Model and The Texas Revised Inventory of Grief. (TRIG)assessment as well as any intervention strategies for them to facilitate healing after the death of a loved one. Grieving Process One way for the crisis worker to help a person who has experienced a death of a loved one, they must understand the grieving process. A good way to that is to learn terms associated with loss. Some of the terms are bereavement, grief, mourning, uncomplicated bereavement and complicated grief or prolonged grief just to name a few. According to Brown and Goodman (2005), Bereavement is understood to be the experience of having lost a loved one to death and grief is the various emotional, physiological, cognitive and behavioral reactions to the loss and mourning is the cultural practices which express bereavement and grief. (Brown, E. J., & Goodman, R. F. (2005). Reactions to death are unique to a person. The response depends on the several factors those being the severity of the loss, how close the
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