Bereavement Practitioner


The doctors are quite experienced as well as awarded about grief and bereavement. Out of 200 consultations with general practitioners, a third of them were supposed to be psychological in nature, of these, quarter of the consultations (55 consultations) were recognized to result due to some loss. The types of this loss may include separation from a loved one, incapacitation, bereavement, migration, retirement or a professional loss. The consultations also results due to a major loss like death of a spouse or child, more than third of the people most directly affected probably will suffer a declining affect on their physical or mental health or both of them. Such type of griefs results in increasing the risk factors of death due to any type of heart disease or it may tend the bereaved to attempt suicide, this grief can also result in causing a variety of psychiatric disorders as well.

Researches about Grief

According to a research quarter of the widows and widowers were found to face depression or anxiety during the first year of grief, after the first year of grief the chances of bereavement drops about 17% and the scale decreases further as time passes. Apart from this, evidences have found that grief or loss increases maturity and grow personality. In this sense, losses are not particularly harmful.

Outcomes of Bereavement

Yet the results occurring after a loss are so vast that they are reaching to conclusion that the topic over caring in grief should be provided large place during training of health care providers, but this all gives practically no advantage. One reason behind this is the assumption that the loss cannot be reversed and cannot be treated, there’s nothing that a practitioner could do to console it, and the best way to deal with this loss is to ignore it as much as possible. Living with this attitude may help the grieved one to live with acknowledgement of the fact, that despite science is modernized but each and every patient of practitioners is going to die and before they die most of them will suffer from the losses which lasts forever. So unfortunately, when the grieved one’s are mostly in need of a practitioners there’s nothing they can do except backing away.

Key Points

  • Long lasting losses are mostly the actual reason of illness, this reason often goes unrecognized
  • These grief’s are expressed in the shape of a variety of conflicts
  • It depends upon the bereave that whether he choose to stay in grief and prolong it or choose to ignore those disturbing memories
  • Doctors can provide help in preparing the patients for any huge loss that is about to come
  • Patients may be given permission about when to grieves over losses or when to ignore those
  • Knowledge about factors which predicts problems in bereavement can be prevented and anticipated

Studies regarding bereavement practitioners are being done but the fact that some losses are unbearable and any condolence or therapy cannot cure them are still there and they can not be aided by any way.

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