Healthy Grief Essay

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Running head: HEALTHY GRIEF

Healthy Grief
Monica Germaine
Grand Canyon University
Spirituality in Health Care
HLT 310V June 25, 2012

Healthy Grief Each day tragedy and suffering may come into people’s lives. Losing loved ones by disease, accident, natural disaster, or experiencing personal trauma is very painful. The emotional, physical, and spiritual reaction in response to these tragedies is known as grief or grieving. Grief is a natural reaction to loss and at times can be a very strong and overwhelming emotion. In this paper the writer will define and describe the model of grieving by the psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. Through the
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As Job goes through the stages of grieving, there is a refining of his soul. God blesses Job because he did not curse him. God gives Job more than he had before. Job: Stages of Grieving and Scripture References Denial: a conscious or unconscious refusal to accept facts, information, reality. After the many tragedies that afflicted Job, his wife told him to curse God for all that was done to him. (Job 2:9-10) refusing to accept the fact that this was God’s doing Job would not do as his wife wanted. Another example is in chapter 22 when Job’s friend Eliphaz accuses him of doing bad things “Is not thy wickedness great? and thine iniquities infinite? (Job22:5). Job denies this and replies saying” But he knowth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold (Job 23:10). Anger: can manifest in different ways and with different people. There may be resentment or blaming others for the injustice. In Job 6:4 it states “the poison whereof drinketh up my spirit…” Job was not angry at God but was over come with spiritual anger. Again in Job 7:9 “Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit: I will complain in the bitterness of my soul” Job is filled with the anger and frustration of a broken heart. In chapters 9:18 and 10:1 Job clearly expresses the “bitterness” or anger, he has been physically weaken by the boils and emotionally distraught by the

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