Grief and Bereavement: Patterns of Bereavement & Stages of Grief


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Leon began experiencing anger, guilt and restlessness several days after his cousin's death. His reaction is BEST described as _____.

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1. A person experiencing a renewed interest in hobbies, friends, and work in response to a loved one dying is exhibiting the _____ response to death.

2. _____ is an emotional response to a loss, while _____ is a culturally-prescribed way of displaying a reaction to death.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessment tools will help test your knowledge of responses to death, including patterns of bereavement and how understanding of death differs during different stages of life.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following:

  • Concepts of death
  • Types of responses to the death of a loved one
  • Term for an emotional response to a loss
  • Word for a culturally prescribed way of displaying reaction to death

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about reactions to death in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as universality and biological causality
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding patterns of bereavement

Additional Learning

To learn more about responses to loss, review the related lesson titled, Grief and Bereavement: Patterns of Bereavement & Stages of Grief. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define grief, mourning, and bereavement
  • Discuss the attachment model of bereavement
  • Explore the four main reactions to death
  • Discuss patterns of bereavement through the lifespan
  • Learn about concepts of death, such as finality and irreversibility