PSY-358 Adult Development and Aging
Grieving and Death
Directions: In 75-150 words explain the various mourning and coping mechanisms outline in the chart below. List references, in proper APA formatting, below. *Note: The “Protective factors” column will be where you identify things that can help a person through the grieving process. A support system is a great example. It might help to think of them as factors that help with coping or healthy adjustment, i.e. factors that will possibly protect a person from complicated (prolonged) grief.
|Typical Grief Responses||Factors that might complicate bereavement
(e.g., age, timing)
|Signs of complicated bereavement||Protective factors|
|Death of child|
|Death of male spouse|
|Death of female spouse|
|Death of parent|
|Death of a friend|
|Death of pet|
In 100-250 words, answer the following questions:
- What key factors are shown to complicate the bereavement process? How do we know if someone’s process is being stunted (e.g., symptoms)?
- What are the factors associated with bereavement among elderly men? Why might husbands and wives mourn differently?
- Select a cultural or religious view on death and dying. Describe the view from the culture or religion on death and/or dying.