Despelder8_ppt_ch11

Despelder8_ppt_ch11 - Chapter ElevenC ¸ Chapter Death in...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter ElevenC ¸ Chapter Death in the Lives of Adults Copyright © 2009 Lynne Ann DeSpelder and Albert Lee Strickland Psychosocial Stages of Adulthood (Erikson) s s s Young adulthood (intimacy versus Young isolation) isolation) Adulthood (generativity versus Adulthood stagnation) stagnation) Maturity (integrity versus despair) Copyright © 2009 Lynne Ann DeSpelder and Albert Lee Strickland Copyright Death in Lives of Adults s s s s s Parental bereavement (childbearing Parental losses) losses) Death of a parent Spousal bereavement Death of a friend Aging and mortality Copyright © 2009 Lynne Ann DeSpelder and Albert Lee Strickland Copyright Childbearing Losses s s s s s s Miscarriage Induced abortion Stillbirth Neonatal death SIDS Death of older or adult child Copyright © 2009 Lynne Ann DeSpelder and Albert Lee Strickland Copyright Coping with Parental Bereavement s s s s s Providing mutual support as a couple Differences in values, beliefs, and Differences expectations expectations Grieving together and “out of synch” Interpreting and reframing partner’s Interpreting behavior behavior Open, honest communication Open, promotes positive interactions promotes Copyright © 2009 Lynne Ann DeSpelder and Albert Lee Strickland Copyright Death of a Parent s s s s Represents loss of nurture and support Symbolic event that may prompt Symbolic reevaluation of values, goals, relationships relationships May launch “developmental push” May toward maturity toward May heighten recognition of one’s May own mortality own Copyright © 2009 Lynne Ann DeSpelder and Albert Lee Strickland Copyright Spousal Bereavement s s s Requires adjustment from a “couple” Requires to “single” (a “widowed person”) to Everyday events underscore absence Everyday of one’s mate of Nature of gender roles influences the Nature transition transition Copyright © 2009 Lynne Ann DeSpelder and Albert Lee Strickland Copyright Spousal Bereavement (continued) s s Couple’s patterns of intimacy and Couple’s interaction are important in determining survivor’s experience of bereavement bereavement Social support can be important to Social healthy coping healthy Copyright © 2009 Lynne Ann DeSpelder and Albert Lee Strickland Copyright Death of a Friend s s Friend’s death is a significant loss Friend’s (often unacknowledged by society) (often Friendship bonds often similar to Friendship family ties family Copyright © 2009 Lynne Ann DeSpelder and Albert Lee Strickland Copyright Death of a Friend (continued) s s Term “friend” includes many different Term kinds of relationships kinds Grief should be acknowledged and Grief expressed when a friend dies expressed Copyright © 2009 Lynne Ann DeSpelder and Albert Lee Strickland Copyright Aging and the Aged s s Regardless of chronological age, we Regardless are all aging are Milestones of life may bring reflection Milestones about the meaning of mortality and “paths not taken” (lost opportunities) “paths Copyright © 2009 Lynne Ann DeSpelder and Albert Lee Strickland Copyright Aging and the Aged (continued) s s Younger people’s expectations about Younger aging tend to differ from the reality aging Older people tend to be more Older individually distinct than any other segment of the population. segment Copyright © 2009 Lynne Ann DeSpelder and Albert Lee Strickland Copyright Aging and the Aged (continued) s s In modern societies, “active” life In expectancy increases as period of morbidity is “compressed” morbidity Changing status of older adults x “Young old” (60-75 years) x “Middle old” (75-85 years) x “Old old” (85+ years) Copyright © 2009 Lynne Ann DeSpelder and Albert Lee Strickland Copyright Aging and the Aged (continued) s As culminating phase of human life, As old age or maturity is appropriate time to focus on tasks specific to that part of the human journey of Copyright © 2009 Lynne Ann DeSpelder and Albert Lee Strickland Copyright ...
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2011 for the course SOC 353 taught by Professor Ibrahimnaim during the Spring '11 term at ASU.

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