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Title :[原著]Family crisis and the Yuta participation in the ritual of the dead in Okinawa
Authors :Naka, Koichi
Authors affiliation :Department of Mental Health School of Health Sciences, University of the Ryukyus
Issue Date :1982
Publisher :琉球大学医学部
Type Local :雑誌掲載論文
Type (NII) :Journal Article
ISSN :0285-9270
Abstract :Any unforseen accidental death or suicide of a person plunges the surviving family members into an acute crisis. The family crisis begins with the sudden onset of sorrow and mourning. Such psychological responses as unrelievable anger and reproach, regret and sense of liability, anxiety, irritability, depression, sleeplessness and prostration strike the family. Among the other responses the emotional reaction which occupies the core may be considered sorrow with individuality depending on the object of loss. But as observed by E. Lindeman and others, most grief reaction crises and related mental health crises follow a process in which the persons, while passing through a number of grief work operations presently are calmed. In any given cultural area, a family confronted with the death of a normal family member has the possibility of mitigating the shock of death and establishing psydlological distance from the deceased through the process of receiving help and comfort from such persons as relatives and family, friends and acquaintances, through professional medical or priestly intervention and through the services of religious figures. Moreover, the process is further implemented by going through a varying series of grief work and ritual observances for the dead beginning with the typical burial arrangements characteristic of the particular culture area. That is to say, it is considered that the mental health risk carried by the family is normally disposed of smoothly by means of meticulously following prescribed rituals in that conventional cultural context.
Rights :琉球医学会
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12001/4106
Citation :琉球大学保健学医学雑誌=Ryukyu University Journal of Health Sciences and Medicine Vol.5 no.1 p.11 -18
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