Overview[ edit ] Definitions of complexity often depend on the concept of a confidential " system " — a set of parts or elements that have relationships among them differentiated from relationships with other elements outside the relational regime. Many definitions tend to postulate or assume that complexity expresses a condition of numerous elements in a system and numerous forms of relationships among the elements. However, what one sees as complex and what one sees as simple is relative and changes with time.
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Lindemann defined anticipatory grief as a progression through the stages of grief, including "depression, heightened preoccupation with the departed, a review of all the forms of death which might befall him, and anticipation of the modes of readjustment which might be necessitated by it" Lindemannp.
He cautioned that there are advantages and disadvantages to anticipatory grieving, with the disadvantages including the possibility that the griever might pull away from the dying person prematurely a circumstance referred to as decathexis.
In the era of advanced medical technology, the phenomenon of anticipatory grief is particularly important. The experience of terminal illness has changed, and there is frequently an extended period between diagnosis and death.
Because of medical advances, dying has become more of a gradual process; debilitation is extended and quality of life has been improved.
There is a longer time during which families and the patient can experience anticipatory grief. In a more current definition, psychologist Therese A. Rando defined anticipatory grief as "the phenomenon encompassing the processes of mourning, coping, interaction, planning, and psychosocial reorganization that are stimulated and begin in part in response to the awareness of the impending loss of a loved one" Randop.
According to Rebecca Ponder and Elizabeth Pomeroy, however, "persistent debate remains about whether anticipatory grief results in shorter and easier periods of grief when the actual death occurs or Some argue that post-death grief may be intensified by anticipatory grieving as loved ones witness the debilitating aspects of the illness; in some cases, there may be the tendency toward premature detachment and abandonment of the patient as death approaches.
Others find that anticipatory grief facilitates the leave-taking process as loved ones have time to complete the "unfinished business" of life and detach in a more orderly manner; in the presence of death, many people are able to rise above the past and make the amends necessary for a peaceful dying.
Despite these contradictory beliefs, the concept initially suggested by Lindemann has endured. Rando expanded the initial concept of anticipatory grief in several significant ways. She viewed it as a multidimensional concept defined across two perspectives, three time foci, and three classes of influencing variables.
In Rando's conceptualization, anticipatory grief is not confined to the experience of the caregiver or family alone: The dying patient also experiences this form of grief.Journal of Special Operations Medicine - Article Index.
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Confusing, because the terminology and descriptions are unfamiliar, and while many will have been in a hospital for a brief illness or to visit a friend, many of us have little experience with contemporary. Complexity characterises the behaviour of a system or model whose components interact in multiple ways and follow local rules, meaning there is no reasonable higher instruction to define the various possible interactions..
The term is generally used to characterize something with many parts where those parts interact with each other in multiple ways, culminating in a higher order of emergence.
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