Recent Approaches Over Loss


A study was done in the year 1944 over the grieved survivors of a nightclub fire which focuses deeply on the psychology of bereavement, and guided over the development of services provided to the bereaved. It concluded that grief is a sort of distinctive syndrome with selective syndrome courses, resulting in both positive and negative aspects. On reaction, interests were developed in the new field of prevention psychiatry and community mental health.

Recently,  improving in the procedures of care have resulted in improving care at home for the dying. Home care nurses have played a good role in bridging out the gap and the general practitioners have proved to be a central role not just in providing care for the dying patients and their families, but also in supporting people over losses.

Components Of Grief

There are three main components over grief or the process of bereavement. This includes the urge of the bereaved one for looking back to time, extent of their crying and their search over what is gone forever, and then the disturbing urge of looking forward towards future, explore the new aspects of world and find out that what deserves to be carried out from the past. These are the main socially observed pressures that are practiced by majority of people. The extent over observing these urges varies on a large scale and are gradually changed with time, resulting in rapidly changing reactions.

Generally it is found that adults do not express their grief by roaming around on roads and crying aloud for the one who is gone. Bereaved one often tend to run away from those memories reminding them of the loss and they try to suppress expressing their grief. As a result, a feeling of compromise emerges, which partially express their feelings.

While on the other hand evidences support the idea that suppression of grief is harmful for health and can give further rise to that delayed grief, but then there are also evidences proving that excessive grieving can result in the form of depression.

The ideal way to cope up with depression is to lead an ideal way, which is to main a balance between avoidance and confrontation over grief. Until, the grievers have not faced the painful process of searching the gone they can never manage to let go the memories and move on by accepting the universal truth of death. Psychological transition, is a sort of a process of relearning when a person loses its body part or become disabled.

The course of grief includes :

  • Numbness
  • Pining
  • Disorganization and despair
  • Reorganization

Extracts from the researches and observations are that if someone has decided to take care of a bereaved one then they should get ready to become a STRONG doctor who will look after the grieved and weak patient forever, the condolence should never accompany anger or frustration in the process and should support the patient for becoming dependent again. In contrary, the bereaved people are also found to come back with more wisdom and maturity after copping up with the grief.

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