Essay on Healthy Grief

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Running head: HEALTHY GRIEF

Healthy Grief
Joby Reji
Grand Canyon University
Spirituality in Health Care
Verree Laughlin
October 06, 2012

Healthy Grief
Grief can be defined as the internal and external reaction of a person to the perception of loss and it is a normal response (Smith & Segal, n.d). In life all human beings deal with grief at some point or another. The causes of grief could be the loss of a loved one, the diagnosis of a terminal illness, the illness or disability caused by an accident, divorce, miscarriage or even a natural disaster (Smith & Segal, n.d). The depth and duration of the grieving process depends upon the personality of the person, the coping ability, the experiences of life, and the
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It is not advisable to cheer up a person in depression because the stage of depression is a very important time in the process of healing, person should go through this stage and it is a normal response of grieving. (The five stages of Grief, n.d). Acceptance is the final stage where people feel its okay or alright with the grieving situation, they will accept the fact that no one can replace their lost ones or reverse the diagnosis of a terminal illness; this acceptance would provide a new meaning to the life.
This writer is correlating the Kubler Ross’s stage of grieving process with the story of Job’s suffering. Bible says that Job was a very faithful servant of God who turned away from evil. He was a very wealthy person with seven sons and three daughters. All of a sudden he lost all his wealth, his children and he became sick also. In this story there is no evidence that Job went through a denial stage, but after seeing all his suffering his wife advised him to curse God and die he did not listen to wife rather he replied “You speak as any foolish woman would speak. Shall we receive the good at the hand of God and not receive the bad?” (Job 2:9). The second stage, anger is evident in Job chapter 3 and 7, Job was cursing the day he was born and even though he was angry he never cursed or denied God. According to Kubler Ross’s model the third stage of grieving was bargaining according to the

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