The Stage Of Acceptance In Job: The Book Of Life

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Register to read the introduction… People attempt to bargain or seek to negotiate a compromise. They want life to return to what it was; they want their loved one restored. Statements like “if only…” or “what if…” are part of the bargaining stage (Kubler-Ross and Kessler). Depression is also referred to as preparatory grieving. The traumatic experiences and/or loss of a loved one are very depressing and depression is a normal and appropriate response. It is natural to feel sadness, regret, uncertainty or fear. It shows that the person has at least begun to accept the reality (Chapman, & Kubler-Ross). Acceptance is the stage of accepting the reality that the situation at hand is real or that the loss of a loved one is physically gone and recognizing that this reality is the permanent reality. As one accepts this new reality as the new norm one learns to live with it (Kubler-Ross& Kessler) Job: The Story The book of Job tells the story about a righteous man (Job) who suffered greatly. He was a just and perfect man who feared God and shunned evil. Job was blessed with great riches. He had seven sons, three daughters, and a loving wife. He owned an enormous amount of livestock (sheep, camels, oxen and donkeys) and had a large number of servants (Job …show more content…
In Job chapter 6, Job is beginning to accept his circumstance and wants to know what he can do understand and grow from it. “Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred” (Job 6:24). In chapter 42: 2-6 Job acknowledges that God is all knowing and asks for counsel. “Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not: things too wonderful for me, which I knew not” (Job 42:3). Though his affliction Job found a new understanding of life. He repents (Job 42:6) and with this new understanding and his sustained faith, God blesses Job with more wealth than …show more content…
It is that loss affects body, mind, and spirit. There are periods of anguish, sadness, and depression and finally there is an acceptance or recovery period. Each theory researched also agrees that grief or bereavement is an important process for people to go through in order to resolve a tragic experience. In conclusion, grief is an important process that an individual goes through in a time of a traumatic event. In order to move on in life in a healthy manner, the individual must experience all the stages of grief. It is important that care providers/nurses have a good knowledge and understanding of theses stages so they will be able to support and give compassionate care to their

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