5 tages of Grief: Anger

Even the meekest person will scream in feats of rage when he encounters the antagonizing pangs of anger. Some it can be very uncontrollable up to the point of saying harsh words to express the pain inside. Raging individual has the tendency to break things or hurt someone to communicate irritation. Included in 5 stages of grief, anger is a phase of mourning that we will talk about in this session. I hope we apply a considerate perspective by admitting that, at one point, we vented out anger in a rude manner and someone became the recipient of weight they should not carry. It is important to recognize that anger is a natural tendency of hurting individuals, and what they need is patient arms to see beyond their flaws during trying times.

Ross, E. K., & Kessler, D. (n.d.) stated that anger is our expression of rage so instead of hiding them away; we need to experience them in order to recover. Also, they explained that anger can affect our close associations with friends and family and even the people who take care of us like the Medical practitioners. As a social response, people usually fear the expression of irritability because it can deal so much pain especially because the individual felt he was all alone. That’s why even the smallest trouble can trigger extreme rage and unexpected collateral damage.

As a patient, I noticed that we often express anger after being frustrated when we can’t accomplish simple routines like taking bath, eating, and even acquiring independent bed mobility. Once bounded to limitation, these are basic things cause us to depend on other’s care. And building rapport with your caregiver/family member or accepting that they have limitations as well doesn’t happen in one day. In fact, it takes the cooperation of both parties to become acquainted with each other’s strength and weaknesses. The reality, sometimes, is we do not want to blow up. In fact, we feel so much guilt after shouting at them, which often causes them to cry and confront us with our attitude or how much they sacrificed for us. And if you experienced that situation, you would relate to a moment when there is an unexplainable awkwardness between us after the fight. But this is not just a patient-caregiver/family member role assignment. This is relationship and relationship has to be tested.

Khattak, H. R. et al. asserted that Sublimation is a kind of defense mechanism that an individual can adapt by releasing energy to the different subject during high emotions (n.d.) At the nearest point of blowing up, it is better to do an exercise like lifting dumbbells or using arm bikes for Cardio. By staying quiet while channeling bottled emotions to productive exercises that involves body movement, we can think for a while and avoid saying harsh words that can create uneasiness of relationships later on. If the issue has to be dealt, then we may set a time after our emotions subsided.



Khattak, H. R., Dr., Yaqoob, S., & Basri, R. (n.d.). Communication Skills Module. Retrieved February 12, 2017, from https://www.coursehero.com/file/9099027/communication-skills-module/

Ross, E. K., & Kessler, D. (n.d.). Five Stages of Grief by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler. Retrieved February 13, 2017, from http://grief.com/the-five-stages-of-grief/


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