Grief reactions in different cultures

A great number or Australians were born outside this country, grew up in different cultural environments, and speak a language other than English as their first language. When someone close to us dies, we mourn this loss inwardly (we might refer to this as the inner experience of grief) but we...

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Grief reactions in men

It's very hard not to be influenced by, and to promote, stereotypes in the different ways in which men and women grieve. Yet, we know that men and women tend to grieve in different ways. Australian society has generally expected that men fulfill a protector/provider role, and that women fulfill a...

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Grief associated with military service

Veterans In The Contemporary Context In the past, a veteran was often seen as a male who fought in an overseas conflict. Currently, however, veterans may be better understood as those of any gender who have served in any role in the Australian Defence Force (ADF). This change recognises increasing...

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Grief in children

Children are deeply affected by the death of someone they love or care about. Even the youngest children are able to sense loss and experience grief. They may express their reactions and emotions directly or they may try to outwardly appear unconcerned about the event. In either case they will be...

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Grief in young people

Grief that young people experience may often be caused by sudden and tragic deaths. Friends might die suddenly from car accidents, illness, drug overdoses, violence or suicide but parents and other family may also be lost through illness or sudden events. Their deaths may be completely "out of the blue" and come as a major...

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Role of the coroner

Whilst death is part of life, some deaths occur in circumstances where it is difficult to know exactly what has happened. People may have died naturally, but the actual cause is uncertain or people may have died in road or other accidents, by drowning, homicide, suicide or be lost at sea - cases where...

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