Program in Bereavement Education: Type of Grief

Program in Bereavement Education

TYPES OF GRIEF

Real– Existing grief that affects the person.
Imagined – Potential grief that could possible happen
Anticipated – Future grief that is near or soon to come; anticipation of the death of a terminally ill relative
DisenfranchisedGrief that is not acknowledged by society or given enough attention; death of a pet or miscarriage
Complicated – Grief that is not resolved according to natural paradigms and become pathological
A.PRONLONGED OR CHRONIC
B.DISTORTED OR EXAGGERATED
C.DELAYED
D.EXCESSIVE
E.ABSENT-Masked or repressed
F.CONCOMITANT—Multiple grief due to multiple situations
G.UNRESOLVED
Traumatic– A grief due to severe trauma; symptoms include separation anxiety and cause impairment within the social sphere.
 
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