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More on Grief and Loss ( Nursing Notes Blog Item)

More on Grief and Loss « Nursing Notes.

Excerpts from this thoughtful compassionate blog item….

December 2, 2011

More on Grief and Loss

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shirley @ 9:08 pm

As I am personally experiencing some of both, I found this article to be helpful.  I hope to get another guest posting but the author after the holiday season is over, but for now I will post this article she sent me.  I recommend her book and hope you will visit her website for more information about her.

I would like to invite other nurses to guest post here on this blog.  I try to make this blog a place to come and find viable and current information that reflects on the nursing profession as a whole, but most importantly, on the nurse at the bedside.  Any information that I can produce to empower that nurse, to educate that nurse, to give that nurse a voice is what I aim for here on this blog.  If your writings fall into that catagory, I would love to have you guest post.

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   LOSS, GRIEF AND THE WORK-0F-GRIEF: A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

                                                                              By A. Barbara Coyne, Ph.D, MSN

 

Loss: Ever-Present in Living

 

“The hour that gives us life begins to take it away”…Seneca, first century philosopher

In the unfolding spiral of living, loss is inevitable and universal. If we heed the wisdom of Seneca, we know that we experience loss from the moment of birth until our own death. And throughout the subsequent twenty centuries, we have known that grief is the natural companion of all loss. Although much of what we know about grief is rooted in post-death grief, we also know that we experience other losses: we are connected to people, animals and things and when any of those connections break, we grieve and mourn. Some of these “other losses” include but are not limited toloss of a job or home, friends who move away or choose to no longer be our friends, chronic but not life-threatening health conditions, divorce, separation and, of course, death (of people or beloved animals)….

 

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