Grief in America

(Producer) American society is a jumble of sub-cultures, and the groups we belong to influence how we experience common life events. Across the widest possible range of ages, ethnic and religious identifications, and types of loss, this video takes a comprehensive look at the ways people in our cult...

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Main Author: Atkinson, Bert.
Format: Video DVD
Language: English
Published: [United States] : B. Atkinson and Atkinson Productions, c1997.
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Summary: (Producer) American society is a jumble of sub-cultures, and the groups we belong to influence how we experience common life events. Across the widest possible range of ages, ethnic and religious identifications, and types of loss, this video takes a comprehensive look at the ways people in our culture cope with death and bereavement. Grief in America interviews a number of nationally recognized authorities on the grieving process who examine some common myths about grieving, the importance of social supports, the impact of ethnic traditions regarding grief, and the social costs of unresolved grieving. The video also includes stories of seven individuals who have experienced loss. Through their narratives, viewers glimpse multiple experiences of loss, both from anticipated causes (progressive disease) as well as unexpected causes including heart attack, murder and suicide.
Physical Description: 1 videodisc (57 min.) : sd., col. with b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Format: DVD.
Access: FOR HOME USE ONLY