Sunday, May 15, 2022

Understanding and Managing Grief, May 8 - May 14, 2022

Best selections from Grief Healing's Twitter stream this week:

New research identifies key determinants of bereavement intensity. Understanding Grief in the Shadow of COVID-19 « Psychology Today 

If someone you love has died during the novel coronavirus pandemic, you have come to grief in an exceptionally challenging moment in history . . . These and other pandemic-related barriers to the cultural grief rituals we rely on may be making your grief journey especially painful. Ten Freedoms for Using Ceremony During The Pandemic « AfterTalk

As a registered nurse, I completely understand that we medical professionals want to remedy everything, so everyone can achieve stability, be it physical or emotional. But some things just cannot be remedied. Another Voice: Normal feelings of loss are being unfairly labeled « The Buffalo News

Health care professionals need to understand the importance of including the child. 98% of the participants stated that they would have wanted to be informed that their parent was about to die, and the health of those who were included in such a dialogue were better than participants who were left out. Comprehensive study mapping bereaved teenagers' grief « MedicalXpress

Along with loss, our identity no longer exists in relation to a familiar being, but our continued bonds may keep them with us. Keeping deceased loved ones with us, in whatever way, resolves the painful discrepancy between current reality and past memories. Grief: Why We Have an Ongoing Relationship With the Deceased « Psychology Today 

What would you say about this situation? A friend of ours was buried 12 days ago and her widowed spouse came over yesterday to tell us that he has a date this Friday evening. In Grief: Is Our Friend Dating Too Soon After His Wife Died? « Grief Healing 

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