ERIC Number: ED364817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Coping with Your Loss and Grief.
Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Cooperative Extension Service.; Washington State Univ., Pullman. Cooperative Extension Service.; Idaho State Univ., Pocatello. Cooperative Extension Service.
This guide offers advice to help people cope with a variety of losses, including losses associated with divorce, retirement, relocation, disability, or illness, and the loss of a pet, financial security, independence, or control and decision making. It discusses what one can expect when one suffers a loss and how to handle grief. Common reactions to grief, including physical, behavioral, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual reactions, are listed. A number of suggestions are made for ways that people experiencing loss and grief can help themselves: accept and talk about their feelings; give themselves time; accept support from others; resume their daily routines; be good to themselves; avoid alcohol and unnecessary medications; postpone major decisions; expect hard times; and seek professional help if needed. The conclusion reiterates the notion that grief takes time and hard work. A brief bibliography suggests publications for further reading. (NB)
Descriptors: Coping, Death, Divorce, Emotional Adjustment, Grief, Older Adults, Relocation, Retirement
Agricultural Communications, Oregon State University, Administrative Services A422, Corvallis, OR 97331-2119.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Cooperative Extension Service.; Washington State Univ., Pullman. Cooperative Extension Service.; Idaho State Univ., Pocatello. Cooperative Extension Service.
Note: A publication of Pacific Northwest Extension.