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FACTORS THAT MAY COMPLICATE GRIEF

1. Relational factors
2. Circumstantial Factors
3. Historical Factors
4. Personality Factors
5. Social Factors

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a factor that may complicate grief:  Highly ambivalent relationship with unexpressed hostility. (Unresolved stuff).
 The death may open old wounds
 In highly dependent relationships the death may lead to a desperate sense of helplessness.

Relational factors

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a factor that may complicate grief:  The loss is uncertain (MIA’s, no remains found)
 Multiple losses from plane crashes, natural disasters, fire may lead to bereavement overload.

Circumstantial Factors

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a factor that may complicate grief:  People who have had complicated grief reactions in the past will have a higher probability of a complicated reaction in the present
 There is interest in the influence of early parental loss on the development of subsequent complicated grief reactions in other losses.

Historical Factors

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a factor that may complicate grief:  Some people are unable to tolerate extremes of emotional distress
 One’s self-concept such as being the “strong one” in the family may hinder grief

Personality Factors

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a factor that may complicate grief:  The death is socially unspeakable (suicide, homicide, AIDS)
 The loss is socially negated (abortion)
 The absence of a social support network may cause complications

Social Factors

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types of abnormal grief

1. complicated (chronic, unresolved, abnormal) grief
2. delayed grief reaction
3. exaggerated greief (Worden)
4. masked grief

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grief extending over a long period of time without resolution

Complicated (chronic, unresolved) grief

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grief inhibited, suppresses or postponed response to a loss

Delayed grief reaction

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grief, persons are usually conscious of the relationship of the reaction of the death, but the reaction to the current experience is excessive and disabling

Exaggerated grief (Worden)

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grief, occurs when persons experience symptoms and behaviors which cause them difficulty but they do not see or recognize the fact that these are related to the loss

Masked grief

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a deliberate act of self-destruction

Suicide

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an unsuccessful suicide attempt

Suicidal gesture

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thoughts about committing suicide

Suicidal ideation

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four types of suicides

 Anomic suicide:  Fatalistic suicide:  Altruistic suicide:  Egoistic suicide:

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when a person commits suicide during times of adverse conditions, such as war or financial hardship, when the rules of society don’t seem to apply

Anomic suicide

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when a person commits suicide because one feel over-regulated or over-controlled. They feel there is no other way out.

Fatalistic suicide 

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when a person commits suicide due to a high sense of group involvement or out of a sense of duty for a cause (Kamikaze pilots in WWII, suicide bombers)

Altruistic suicide

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when a person commits suicide sue to feelings of being a loner or feeling that one does not fit into society

Egoistic suicide

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The term is derived from the Greek words for “well/good” and “death”

EUTHANASIA

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two types of euthanasia

 Passive euthanasia Active euthanasia

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the withholding of life sustaining drugs or treatment, such as kidney dialysis, from a patient who is terminally ill

Passive euthanasia

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taking active measures, such as Dr. Kevorkian did, to end the life of a terminally ill patient.

Active euthanasia