Loss of the Assumptive World-- How We Deal With Death and Loss

  • Beder J
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Abstract

The assumptive world concept refers to the assumptions or beliefs that ground, secure, stabilize, and orient people. They are our core beliefs. In the face of death and trauma, these beliefs are shattered and disorientation and even panic can enter the lives of those affected. In essence, the security of their beliefs has been aborted. This article will look at the concept of the assumptive world, how attachments are impacted by its violation, and will make suggestions for intervention for those who work to rebuild survivors of loss. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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  • Joan Beder

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