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Podpora osob s mentálním postižením při prožívání zármutku

Title in English Support of the People with Intellectual Disability in the Bereavement Process


Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Psychologie pro praxi
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Field Psychology
Keywords Grief; death; bereavement; intellectual disability.
Description The topic of bereavement in people with intellectual disabilities is still rather underestimated in Czech Republic. This paper first describes the myths passed on in this area. Subsequently it characterizes specifics of experiencing grief in people with intellectual disabilities (their possibilities of understanding the reality of death, the influence of the social context) and possible expressions of their grief, that could be sometimes misunderstood for variability of its unusual forms. The core information is the overview of possible support that could be provided to grieving people with intelectual disabilities such us foreknowledge and education about the death, chosen specifics of professional counseling and specific therapy.
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