Grief and Bereavement
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The average human being has the task of finding a midpoint between denial of death and obsessive fear of the dying process. Health professionals have addressed themselves to assistance to the dying patient and his family, as well as rehabilitation. This essay covers the pathology of mourning, the mourning process, denial in loss, loss of a parent, and the anticipatory mourning of the dying patient. Every therapist has to develop skills in dealing with these matters. (35 pp.)