Discussion Prompt 1
Coping With Death
In your opinion, is denying one’s own impending death a beneficial way of coping? How might it impact development positively and negatively? Provide examples of practices that indicate death acceptance and death avoidance. Support your reasoning with information from the text and other course materials.
Discussion Prompt 2
Coping With Loss
Some people believe that in modern societies, unlike traditional communities, we do not allow enough time and social support for the bereaved to process death and mourn loss. Do you agree or disagree? How do childhood experiences and cultural and social rituals impact the bereavement process? Next, read the following blog post “Supporting Grieving Families: Tips for RNs and Others on the Front Line.” Why do you think healthcare providers receive so little training in grief response? Do you think grief support is worthwhile to include as a major part of healthcare training? Explain.