Death and Dying Essay

354 WordsDec 7, 20132 Pages
Bereavement can be experienced through any loss these losses could be a death of a person/loved one, breakdown of relationship, moving home, or even a loss of sentimental items. Things that cannot be replaced. Grief is the feelings that arise from the loss which can be psychological, emotional and even physical. It has been stated in the introduction of the course module block 3 as follows, ‘both contemporary and historical evidence suggests that different people respond differently to bereavement and feelings of grief.’ (Block 3 pg5).There are several theories which explain why people grief the two which come to alight are psychological and social theories. Sigmund feud claims in order to grieve and move on with life, any memories of the deceased need to be worked through he refers to holding onto memories as ‘melancholia’ in which he believes is unhealthy and classes this as ‘unsuccessful mourning’ (block 3 pgs. 12) Hold on to those memories is what he believe keep individuals in a stand still zone. Which results to ill health such as depression. Whereas Walter he argues that it is the attachment of memories that help individuals work through their grief furthermore it is that loving bond that helps people grieve. This paper will look at the five stages of grief there connection to the social norm theories to explain grievance of people, to do analyse this perspective the following social norms of grief will be discussed and applied to with examples from block 3 and the TV soap Emmerdale. DABA has been taken from the five stages of grief which are: - denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. This model was introduced by Elisabeth Kuber-ross. ‘Her hypothesis holds that not everyone who experiences a life-threatening/-altering event feels all five of the responses, as reactions to personal losses of any kind are as unique as the person experiencing

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