As a nurse, it is our job to help the patients or their loved ones to comprehend and accept loss so that life can carry on. If a person does not go through the grieving process after a loss, a serious emotional, mental and social problems may happen. In order to help the grieving patients and their families, nurses have to understand what exactly grieving is.
Anger is the emotion that is most used to managing by people. Because anger has no limits, it can extend to friends, family, doctors, yourself, and even to your deceased loved one. Often people begin to blame the deceased loved one, for causing them pain or for leaving them. There may be guilt for being angry, which may lead to the person to feel more anger. Before a loss, most people seem like they will do anything for their loved one’s life to be spared.
There is no way to tell what events are traumatic and what events are not since everyone acts differently to different events. Some of the more common traumatic events for adults are death of family member, lover, friend, teacher, or pet, divorce, physical pain or injury (e.g. severe car accident), serious illness, war, natural disasters, terrorism, moving to a new location, parental abandonment, witnessing a death, rape, domestic abuse, prison stay. (Health Line: Traumatic Events). Each of these examples could cause trauma for
Have you ever gone through a breakup that shattered your entire world? If someone goes through a breakup, they typically go through a mix of emotions. Emotions define who we are even though some people may want to delete those feelings because they cause an issue. Those issues can include depression, bipolar disorder, and/or anger issues. One emotions that can cause these bigger complications is bitterness.
However, some people become dangerously affected by grief and develop harmful symptoms like substance abuse, severe depression, loss of purpose in life, anger at God or authority figures, lack of energy, shortness of breath, weakened muscles and other physical effects. Medical research hasn 't identified all the physical or psychological issues that trigger severe grief, but the following situations often result in people experiencing prolonged -- and potentially dangerous --
Stress is a physical mental or emotional factor that causes bodily and/or mental tension. It can be initiate the fight response in a person’s body. The complex reaction of neurologic and endocrinology system of the body from stress can be hard for anyone to take. Stress can cause or influence the course of medical conditions that can include irritable bowels syndrome, high blood pressure, and if you already have diabetes it can cause you poorly take care of it and can cause you to have to lose a limb or maybe even death of a person.(web.md, 2008) We all have our ways of dealing with stress of the death of an important person in our lives. Yet if we establish stress management activities it can help gain peace, balance, and move forward.
Bipolar disorder, for example, can cause a person to have "mood episodes" characterized by drastic mood change for extended periods of time (National Institute of Mental Health). Other illnesses can trigger a lack of empathy or remorse in the patient. In a typical mentally ill patient, one would expect to find some degree of depression or even one of the above afflictions. Montresor demonstrates his ability to feel in the closing paragraph: "There came forth in return only a jingling of bells. My heart grew sick- on account of the dampness of the catacombs" (1122).
1.3. Dealing With Changes in Priorities, Self-Image and Relationships Disability may occur from various instances: unexpected illnesses, accidents or deteriorating health conditions. This sudden change may cause one’s life to spiral out of control, far from the life they once led. Changes will occur, even to oneself and may cause the individual to go through an excruciating process of adjustment that may or may not open his or her eyes to a new light. It isn’t easy accepting lost of control of bodily functions or dealing with reduced mobility. The outcome all depends on how a person deals with the change of life, daily routines and how he or she meets the challenges to be faced ahead.
Grief is complicated the most common case is attributed to the death of a loved one, the loss of anyone important may cause reactions in the expression of our emotions. In the article the author adds that some effects may be “Memory gaps such as being unable to recall what you did yesterday, or not knowing how long it 's been since you last ate”(Haiken). Simple effects like the ones the author stated are caused by grief and remember those are just simple effects. Lots of people experience anxiety attacks and depression feeling life has no meaning anymore. Under those circumstances then start feeling detached from others, isolating yourself from social media, and behaving in ways that are totally not for you.
The last common theme between “Nothing Gold Can Stay” and “Mid-term Break” is the presence of grieving after an unwanted change had occurred. After imminent change or death, there is a period of grief that follows. Change and grief go hand in hand with no way to escape one or the other. After the grieving process is triggered, a flow of confusing and unfamiliar emotions takes place (“Change, Loss, And Grief”). It is known that everyone grieves differently, for their emotions, order they appear, and how they express them all vary from person to person (Axelrod).
Death is inescapable, irreversible and always unpredictable and has a major effect on everyone that lost a love one. Grief is defined as the reaction we have in response to a death or loss. Grief can affect everything our body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Some people handle deaths differently from others some people are more vulnerable to the effects of grief than others. Experiencing a traumatic loss, such as the death of a love on gives higher risks for physical or mental illness.
Crisis Intervention: Dealing with a Death of a Loved One Most people have experienced loss in their life. Studies have shown as many as 5-15% of bereaved people seem to develop severe long-term reactions to their loss. (Horowitz, M.J., Siegel, B., Holen, A., Bonanno, G.A., Milbrath, C., & Stinson, C.H). One of the most traumatic is a death of a loved one. Coping with the loss is extremely challenging and a very distressing point in life.