Friday, May 17, 2019
Counselling for Loss and Grief
3000 WORD ESSAY ON LOSS AND GRIEF ELIZABETH KUBLER ROSS AND J W WORDEN . Elizabeth Kubler Ross 1926-2004. The more or less beautiful people we have cognise are those who have known defeat ,known suffering ,known spillage ,and have found their way out of the depths . These people have an appreciation ,a sensitivity ,and an understanding of life-time that fills them with compassion ,gentleness ,and a deep loving concern . -Beautiful people do non just take place Elizabeth Kubler Ross Elizabeth had a unique childhood she was one of triplet girls born in Zurich Switzerland on July 8th 1926 ,her bring Emmy Villiger Kubler closely attended to all their physical needs as they were all extremely small at birth .Elizabeths childhood treatment by her father was said to be very boisterous ,which might explain wherefore she was concerned by peoples suffering ,and her experiences at the end of the second sphere war including the aftermath of Majdanek concentration camp in Poland ,and very soon after she was well known for her operate with the terminally ill and her ideas soon came in to counselling and support for people effected by ending and bereavement .She challenged previous conservative theories ,and was welcomed by carers ,and the dying and bereaved as many western people saw death as a taboo subject where as other cultures did not see death as such a taboo . Critics have tended to appauled her object lesson as shady and others have had mixed responses to her interest in the after life ,and her study of Thanatollog which is a Greek represent for death and means the study of death and dying .She has written over twenty books and her book in 1969 called death and dying was revolutionary as it did reflect her bold and unspoken approach . It was Elizabeths work with dying individuals which led her to develop a five exhibit model for coping with terminal sickness , the five stages are denial , indignation,bargaining ,depression and acceptance . Today many professionals have adapted this model . her model does imply that all dying people go through the stages and in the same indian lodge and acceptance is an essential part of the mental process.She mistakablely conclude in her theory that women are more likely to go through the five stages of grief than men , however most people go through at least two . First there leave be the initial daze of the news ,and a soul whitethorn not show any physical symptoms at this stage as internally they have frozen the news out and have not yet taken a brook of what has happened , telling a person several times helps ,external symptoms butt be paling of he sputter ,shortness of breath and fight or flight reaction. After the initial shock a person may be in denial this is where a person may close their eye s to what is beingness told to them and pretend nothing has happened ,they will continue to carry on doing their job , and classic behaviour will be flight in to health where prev ious problems are suddenly seen as fixed by themselves ,they are trying to avoid the inevitable .Getting stuck in denial is common in cool cultures ,ie Britian . A person can suddenly swing into anger ,bottled up feelings can come up and why me may be repeated in their heads and why not you fuels the anger even more ,supporting the anger and accepting it helps the person and just letting them be angry ,and also channelling the anger in to multipurpose channels with help .After the fires of anger have been burnt out the next stage is bargaining , it is an vista of hope that the bad news is reversible , this is a time when false hope should not be given though ,and support instead . Depression is when the news now functions to sink in and the person slumps in to a slough of despond , they turn towards themselves and turn away from help , and may start blaming themselves not others or the situation .Finally the person is back to reality when they are at the acceptance stage , t his is where the person is ready to move on ,acceptance is visible by people taking ownership for themselves again and their own actions , in this stage many will appear more content as they materialize their way forward in life again , people at this stage are at the completion of the transition. Elizabeth did not wish her process to become rigid steps , she intended it to be a framework , a guide as such ,as some steps may not be visited ,and others may be revisited ,as people s experiences of grief and trauma are all individual .Elizabeth also recognized that people have to pass through their own grief journey in order for acceptance to happen and enable them to cope , having an understanding of what is happening and our emotions makes dealing with it much easier. The mourning process may last for months or years ,intense symptoms of emotional distress generally lasts between six and xii months ,however if morning is not complete growth ,and development can not take place and complications can develop .Similar reactions can be observed in people confronted with far less trauma than death and bereavement, such as crime , relocation ,disability ,injury ,breakups ,so it is a model that can not only be for people suffering with death and dying but also trauma ,as trauma and emotional shock are relative in terms of effect on people , life challenges cause similar emotional upset , but one persons personal trauma will not be other persons personal trauma .