OpenStudy (anonymous):

WILL GIVE MEDAL. Coping with the death of a friend or loved one who has struggled with a long-term illness may be different than coping with the sudden death of a loved one caused by an accident. In three paragraphs explain how might the grieving processes and coping strategies of these two scenarios differ? Compare and contrast the stages of grieving and how the methods of coping might differ.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

They differ because when you know that someone you know and love is suffering from a long term illness you are able to begin to prepare yourself mentally, also it may be easier because you know they will no longer be in pain or hurting. It is very different when someone dies suddenly because you did not have the time to say good-bye or prepare yourself for the loss of this person at all! There are 5 steps to the grieving process, and I believe that process begins when you first learn about the illness but when there is an accident your grieving process begins right then and there, very quickly. You also might be stuck in the denial stage a LOT longer if this person was very close to you and taken away suddenly.

3 years ago
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