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Effects of Sudden, Traumatic Death of a Family Member on Other ***** Members

Benasutti looks at the effects ***** sudden, traumatic death of a family member on the rest of ***** family, noting that under these circumstances the process of grief and bereavement is more complicated. She looks at the factors ***** make such an experience more difficult to cope with than the ***** of a loved one under less trying circumstances.

She notes that when a loved one dies in a sudden ***** traumatic way, the ***** is left in shock and chaos, and that ***** deaths present therapeutic *****ies. Because of the circumstances surrounding ***** death, she calls the family *****s "co-victims." Although those who have *****d the loss realize that others have suffered losses too, the circumstances of their loss sets ***** experiences somewhat apart from grief friends may have experienced. This can leave surviving families feeling quite alone. The authors give examples, such as the widow of a minister who told his wife he was going to t***** park, bu***** ***** instead jumped off a bridge to ***** death. She gives specific ***** of the kind ***** extra obstacles such people have to overcome as they learn to come ***** grips with their ***** and loss under complex *****.

***** ***** that losing a loved one under ***** circumstances can be ***** by the beliefs ***** may hold. For instance, friends may think ***** after a certain period of time a person should be "d***** grieving," but that sudden and traumatic ***** takes longer to come to grips *****.

She emphasizes ***** grief is not a short, ***** event, but a process with stages and something loved ones must work through. The best conclusion for grief is to remember the lost loved one, ***** ***** with ***** changes brought the ***** by his or her lost, and to find new ways ***** lead a fulfilling life after ***** loss.

Imperio ***** at steps medical doct*****s might take to help prevent suicide. ***** author notes th***** suicide is a m*****jor health issue in the United States, and that while 30,000 thousand successfully complete suicide every year in this country, another 650,000 people attempt it. Suicide is a serious public he*****lth issue. Because of this, the Surgeon General, David Satcher has spoken out about ***** importance ***** identify*****g ***** at risk of suicide so effective interventions ***** be used, emphasizing that early detection is important.

Imperio notes that while research has *****en done on identifying those

With suicidal tendencies, less work has been done regarding what are the most effective treatment regimes of such people. Because of th*****, psychiatrists and *****erapists don't really know which therapies are most *****, or under what circumstances ***** with whom ***** should be used. Until there is m*****e empirical evidence, Imperio suggests that therapists and psychiatrists look closely at ***** they're doing with each patient or client to assess how well it is working.

The author notes that some headway has been


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