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Topics: Physician, Major depressive disorder, Epidemiology Pages: 5 (1398 words) Published: August 17, 2013
Title: Grief.

Student: Falmatu Hassan
Student Number: 16911787
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School/Department: Biomedical Science
Unit: Foundations for Professional Health Practice 100
Lecturer/Tutor: Nicole
Date Due: 21/05/13

I declare that this assignment is my own work and has not been submitted in any form for another unit, degree or diploma at any university or other institute of tertiary education. Information derived from the published or unpublished work of others has been acknowledged in the text and a list of references is given. I warrant that any disks and/or computer files submitted as part of this assignment have been checked for viruses and reported clean.

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1.0 Introduction1
2.0 Current prevalence1
2.1 IPE health care team2
3.0 Treatments of grief2
3.1 Treatments methods2
3.2 Health professionals3
3.3 Conclusion 3
4.0 Refrences 4

1.0 Introduction

My case study is about max an 80 year old male who is suffering from grief. Max is a retired pharmacist that has two children Michael and Rachel. Max’s children are both married and leave far from their parents and leading their own life. Max has a bad history of losing family members, and just recently lost his only and loving wife Eva who suffered horribly from Alzheimer’s disease, and left him behind after he went through a lot when he found out she was suffering from the deadly disease.

This essay focuses and explores on the condition of grief, which will also include methods of treatment and the health professionals involved in the treatment of grief. Grief is the emotional and physical suffering that you get over a loss. The condition is described to be related with broad range of emotions which includes sadness, anger, guilt and hopelessness. Everyone has an individual way of expressing their emotions. But all in all the emotions fade away as time passes with help from families and friends. (Ringgold, Lynn & Glass, 2005). This essay explains how this disease is treated in the Australian health care system and also shows the similarity of Australian and international statistical records. 2.0. Current prevalence

As Fujisawa, Miyashita, Nakajima, Ito, Kato, Kim (2010) stated, complicated grief in Asia within ten years of bereavement is 2.4%, which is comparable with other common mental disorders. Complicated grief seems to be maintained for a long time, without decrease even 10 years after bereavement. Study shows that the spouse who have spent time with the deceased every day in the last week of life, are at high risk for complicated grief. Epidemiological studies on complicated grief have mostly been conducted in Western cultures, while some preliminary research has been conducted in Asia .However, these data were mostly collected from specific populations, such as victims of natural disasters or psychiatric patients, with or without specific diagnoses such as unipolar depression and bipolar disorders. To date, epidemiological studies have demonstrated that prolonged grief occurs in about 9–20% of a population, but the prevalence rate shows wide variation depending upon the social, cultural, and clinical background. Data from 969 responses (response rate, 39.9%) were subjected to analysis. The analysis revealed 22 (2.4%) respondents with complicated grief and 272 (22.7%) with sub threshold complicated grief. Respondents who were found to be at a higher risk for developing complicated grief had lost their spouse, lost a loved one unexpectedly, lost a loved one due to stroke or cardiac disease, lost a loved one at a hospice, care facility or at home, or spent time with the deceased every day in the last week of life. In comparison with figures from studies conducted in other countries, this prevalence is somewhat smaller. In...

References: Daisuke Fujisawaa, Mitsunori Miyashitad, Satomi Nakajimae, Masaya Itoe, f, Motoichiro Katob, Yoshiharu Kime (2010). Retrieved from
Sarah Ringold, Cassio Lynm, Richard M. Glass, M. (2005), ‘GRIEF’ Retrieved from
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