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Bereavement Services. Give sorrow words: the grief that does not speak Whispers the o'er-fraught heart, and bids it break Macbeth . Models of Bereavement Five Stage Model Denial Anger Bargaining Depression Acceptance. Models of Bereavement Tasks of Mourning - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Bereavement ServicesGive sorrow words: the grief that does not speak

Whispers the o'er-fraught heart, and bids it break

Macbeth

Models of Bereavement

Five Stage Model

DenialAngerBargainingDepressionAcceptance

Models of BereavementTasks of Mourning

Accept reality of LossExperience pain of griefAdjust to changed environmentTo reinvest emotional energy

Models of Bereavement

Continuing Bonds

Tubingen Longitudinal Study of Bereavement (1991)Only a small minority wanted to change their lives or seek a new partner (17%),Many were seeking to integrate their loss into their life styles and carry on as before,Many still sensed their spouses presence and searched for them (even after two years),The deceased still had strong psychological influences over the way the bereaved organised and planned their lives, consulting the deceased over major decisions,A report by Shuchter and Zisook (1993) found that many bereaved continued to cherish and nurture the relationship with the deceased.

Models of Bereavement

Meaning Reconstruction

Relearning the World: Making and Finding Meanings

Bereavement as a difficult journey which begins by suffering:

experiencing loss of wholeness;having the lines of connection with larger-life contexts broken;feeling helpless and powerless;missing the physical presence of the loved one;suffering spirit and soul pain.

Models of Bereavement

Meaning Reconstruction

Relearning the World: Making and Finding Meanings

Relearning takes place in each aspect of our world:-Physical surroundingsSocial surroundingsOur very selves, including our charactersOur own self-confidence and self-esteemOur relationships with those who died

Models of Bereavement

Meaning Reconstruction

Relearning the World: Making and Finding Meanings

Grieving is a journey of the heart that brings us to the fullness of life in the flesh and blood, here and now, and into the future with those who still share the earth with us.Thomas Attig

Models of Bereavement

Dual ProcessLoss versus restoration orientation

Loss-orientation:Dealing with or processing some aspect of the loss experienceFocusing on the relationship, tie, or bond with the deceasedYearning for the deceased

Models of Bereavement

Restoration orientation:

Adjustment to substantial changesMastering the tasks the deceased used to do (finances, cooking)Arranging the reorganisation of lifeDevelopment of a new identity from spouse to widow(er) / parent / parent of deceased child.

Bereavement Services

Palliative Care & End of Life

Bereavement is an inevitable part of our lives.

The process of grieving is a natural consequence of loss

Bereavement Services

A service will be offered to family and friends of adults who have been, or currently are, under the care of the Cancer and Palliative Care Teams

Bereavement Services

To offer appropriate and timely support to those who are about to be or are bereaved

Bereavement Services

Level 3SpecialistSupport

Level 2Bereavement VolunteerSupportLevel 1 Family, Friends, Existing Social Networks, InformationBereavement Services

Case Example OneYoure not like other blokes.

Case Example TwoThis grief things a funny old business.

Bereavement Services

Contact Details:

John Hayes (Bereavement Service Co-ordinator)Tel: 01922 602571e-mail: john.hayes@walsallhealthcare.nhs.uk

Liza Burnell (Family Bereavement Support Worker)Tel: 01922 602572e-mail: liza.burnell@walsallhealthcare.nhs.ukWalsall Palliative Care CentreGoscote LaneWalsall WS3 1SJ

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