My grandfather in law died last week, and I attended my first viewing and funeral. It is times like this where you can find alot of hope and inspiration from your social work knowledge. Due to this sorrowful situation I think it would be a great time to talk about Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’s Stages of Grief and Dying for the social work exam.
The stages are what terminally ill individuals go through. . Those that have gone through tragedy go through these five stages as well. The interesting concept is these stages do not work in chronological order. Some people can skip the anger stage or go right to the depression stage, or might even repeat a few stages before being able to hopefully conquer the last stage, acceptance.