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Kros-kulturno poimanje smrti i tugovanje u djece zbog gubitka bliske osobe


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Detelj, Martina. (2017). Kros-kulturno poimanje smrti i tugovanje u djece zbog gubitka bliske osobe. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Pedagogy. [mentor Šagud, Mirjana and Potkonjak, Sanja].

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Death is a universal and inevitable thing no matter the culture we are born in, our sex or age, religion or our beliefs. Ways of dealing with death and dying are adopted through cultural patterns, religious rituals and family tradition. Some of the practices connected with death and dying are common to many cultures and religions, but there are also significant differences between them. Thus we can find different practices in hinduism, buddhism, judaism, christianity or islam. The differences in different societies are evident in the way the body is buried, the ways preparations of the funeral ceremonies are made and the ways death is dealt with. There are also societal differences when we talk about grieving, even when we talk about the differences between adults and children grieving. Although the opinion that there aren’t any differences in the way children and adults grieve used to be predominant for a long time, today experts agree that children do go through the grieving process but the process is marked with the cognitive, emotional and social development of the child. Pre-school children do not understand the concepts of death and loss. The beginning of understanding happens between the ages of 6 and 8 and full understanding happens between the ages of 9 and 11. At this age children haven’t fully acquired social norms yet, so they can start behaving aggressive or become isolated of others. They often face learning difficulties or have sleeping or eating disorder. Because their capacity to think isn’t fully developed, children can blame themselves for the death of a loved one. Therefore adults should give them the support they need within the family, in kindergarten or school or make sure they get professional help.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: death, culture, children, grieving
Subjects: Ethnology and cultural anthropology
Departments: Department of Pedagogy
Supervisor: Šagud, Mirjana and Potkonjak, Sanja
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 15:13
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2017 15:13

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