Death and Grief Assessment
Death and Grief Assessment

Death and Grief Assessment

Lead Author(s): Ron Hammond, Paul Cheney

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A sociology of the family activity by Ron Hammond Ph.D and Paul Cheney Ph.D.

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    Death and Grief Assessment

Answer the questions below as they pertain to your life experiences. T=True and F=False. Please wait until you have completed the assessment before you read the scoring key.

Question 1
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Death scares me

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True

B

False


Question 2
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I rarely think about death

A

True

B

False


Question 3
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I am afraid of dying in a painful manner

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True

B

False


Question 4
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I am troubled about the idea of life, death, and their overall purpose & meaning

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True

B

False


Question 5
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I rarely go to funerals, even if it is someone close to me who has died

A

True

B

False


Question 6
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I am concerned about a nuclear holocaust

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True

B

False


Question 7
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We don't talk about death in my family

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True

B

False


Question 8
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I hate to look at either pictures of dead bodies or real dead bodies

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True

B

False


Question 9
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When people talk about death, I get real nervous

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True

B

False


Question 10
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I am concerned with how fast my life appears to be going

A

Truee

B

False


Question 11
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I am horrified to fly in an airplane because of the possibility of a crash

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True

B

False


Question 12
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Life is too short

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True

B

False


Question 13
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I am afraid of contracting AIDS or some other disease

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True

B

False


Question 14
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Hospital treatments such as operations scare me

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True

B

False


Question 15
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Hearing about cancer, heart attacks, and strokes makes me feel uneasy

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True

B

False


Question 16
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In my family, we experience grief and our deep feelings of loss when someone dies

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True

B

False


Question 17
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Grief can be felt in death and in other life events

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True

B

False


Question 18
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Each person grieves in his or her own way

A

True

B

False


Question 19
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Children are capable of grieving

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True

B

False


Question 20
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The amount of time required for grieving varies from person to person

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True

B

False


Question 21
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Keeping busy is not the cure for grief

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True

B

False


Question 22
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Sometimes people grieve even if death has not occurred

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True

B

False


Question 23
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It is not very wise to tell a grieving person that you know how he or she feel

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True

B

False


Question 24
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Listening to a grieving person is a healthy form of support

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True

B

False


Question 25
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Unresolved childhood grieving may resurface later in life

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True

B

False


Question 26
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When others grieve, it is helpful to provide support in and around the house

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True

B

False


Question 27
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Religion and culture strongly influence how we grieve

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True

B

False


Question 28
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Shock and numbness are normal responses for grievers

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True

B

False


Question 29
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If you feel sad, it is O.K. to express it to those who are grieving

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True

B

False


Question 30
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Avoiding the grieving person is not a healthy approach

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True

B

False


Scoring Key: Give yourself 1 point for each True answer in items 1-15. Also give yourself 1 point for each False answer in items 16-30. The highest score you can earn is 30 points. The lower your score, the healthier your attitude toward, death, dying, and grief will be. If you think your score is too high then you might consider taking a course on death and dying or volunteering for a local hospice. Do the findings from this assessment accurately reflect you, your expectations, and your life experience? Why?