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Healthy grief

Healthy grief Grief is defined as the innate response to a major loss such as death of a loved one or something to which attachment and friendliness had been formed (Leigh, 2011). Conventionally grief has been thought to be emotionally inclined but this should not be the case since it also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, spiritual and philosophical inclinations. The loss being referred to here can either be physical meaning it can be touched and measured or abstract where there is lack of touch but effects on social interactions of the individual in question (Leigh, 2011). Dr. Kubler-Ross outlined the five stages of grief, appreciating the fact that not everybody is bound to experience each stage, and the fact that it is not a must that they are experienced in order. While the model is useful in handling, understanding and coping with grief, it is as well important to the healthcare professions especially in Europe and America. However, faith and religion also get a link here since spirituality is determined as one method of coping with grief. As health care professionals it is essential that the grieving process is understood and support given to those suffering and that they are taken through the process and brought back to normalcy. For this reason this paper will compare and contrast the grieving process by Kubler-Ross and Jobs story with another religion; a comparison of the relationship and attraction between joy and grieving models and then round it up by giving an account of my preferred method of handling grief as well as how the method has changed my view on grief (Kübler-Ross & Kessler, 2005). Generally Job as an individual goes through a lot of loss in his entire life. The experience has some resonance with Kubler-Ross through emphasis of human nature. Job’s grief however, is…...

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