Flashcards in Bereavement and Loss Deck (29):
Who's is the preferred model of the mourning process?
Worden's (2010) Tasks
What did Worden (2010) say?
That there are tasks to achieve in mourning.
What must mourning be remembered as?
What are Worden (2010)'s tasks?
To accept the reality of the loss
To work through the pain of the grief
To adjust to an environment in which the deceased is missing
To emotionally relocate the deceased and move on with life
What is one of the benefits of seeing grief as task-based?
Clients can have a task to complete and achieve
What are some of the moderators of mourning?
Who the person was
Nature of the attachment
Mode of death
What is an indicator of an abnormal grief reaction?
Shock/disbelief after a long time
What do we need to be aware of with anger?
Where is it? If it's not being expressed where is it going?
What are the aims of facilitation of uncomplicated grief?
Increase the reality of the loss
Deal with expressed and latent affect
Overcome the various impediments that are a result of the loss
Find a way to remember the deceased and continue with their own life
What is one of the most important things to consider when working with loss?
What does it mean?
What do we need to consider early on when working with people who have difficulties with loss?
The end of therapy
What is the main goal of grief therapy?
To give the client permission to grieve.
What can be a helpful technique in working with bereavement?
Dipping in and out of the loss
List some strategies to help in bereavement work.
Using evocative language
What are older adults likely to present with in therapy?
More somatic problems.
What is a key thing to think about when working with older adults?
How would we respond if their age wasn't there?
What are continuing bonds?
Being able to continue a relationship with someone when they are no longer there.
Who described continuing bonds?
Silverman et al. (1996)
What did Silverman et al. (1996) talk about in bereavement?
What do continue bonds involve?
Internal representations of the deceased and the relationship
What is a key consideration when assessing bereavement?
What are the three basic illusions that people use to keep peace of mind?
The world is benevolent
The world is meaningful
The self is worthy
What are the two components to finding meaning in loss (Davis, 2000)?
Making sense of the loss
Finding benefits in the loss
Who outlined the components which can help to find meaning in loss?
What are the four potential effects of loss in later life?
Awareness of own life stage
Fear of death
What is disenfranchised grief (Doka, 1989)?
Grief that is not socially acceptable
Who describes disenfranchised grief?
Why might someone experience disenfranchised grief (Doka, 1989)?
People with learning disabilities are assumed not to understand what death is
The relationship may not be recognised
Loss does not just equal death - it may not be expected that someone would grieve over other losses