Essay about Loss and Bereavement
The loss of someone close can be a very painful experience. When someone passes over to the other side, the people they leave behind are left grief-stricken. The process they go through is called bereavement or another word, people may use is called in mourning. This all depends on what beliefs the bereaved may have on dying. Different religions cope with mortality in different ways.
The Buddhist religion believes in recoronation (life after death) so when a person dies the Buddhists believe that the dearly departed will come back in another life form.
So what is the meaning of bereavement? Bereavement is the emotion, which everybody goes through one time or another in their life time. When someone dies …show more content…
In my essay I will be looking at the five stages of dying researched by Elisabeth Kubler-ross. The five stages of dying are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and finally acceptance. I will look at some other theories on dying and bereavement. I will compare how the five stages of dying can be used for other situations in society
“Elisabeth Kubler-Ross is a medical doctor, psychiatrist and internationally renowned thanatologist” (Kubler-Ross. E.1983. New York) Dr Kubler-Ross believes that there are five stages of dying. She based her research on patients she worked with. Her patients, she was doing her research on were terminally ill. The patients were preparing for there own deaths. This is called anticipatory grief. When Dr Klubler-ross was analysing her patients behaviour, she theorized the five stages of the dying process.
This theory could also be used for a parent who has been told that their child has a terminal illness. The first stage of the dying process is denial. When a parent finds out that their son or daughter has a terminal illness. They find it hard to come to terms with the news so they seek for a second opinion. They also may think that their childe’s hospital records have got mixed up with another patients’ records. The second part of the process is