4 pages

Construct a 4-6 page paper that fully explores each of the following areas: 

1)  Review your experiences with loss and death during childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.

2)  Create an inventory (list) and describe each influential loss experience including attitudes and specific practices surrounding the death experience.

3)  Analyze the impact of your loss experiences on your present attitudes toward death by identifying at least 6 concepts from our text relevant to your experiences.  Concepts may examine current trends, attitudes and end-of-life issues such as suicide, grief, and widowhood, or delve into cultural and religious practices, media influence, and socialization. These concepts may be integrated into your inventory and description.  Make sure to clearly identify and define each concept and then apply it to the analysis of your experiences.

The following excerpt is an example:

In examining my somewhat ambiguous feelings about ground burial, I began to get an idea of how conflicting notions arose in my experience. Memories of my mother’s response to my digging up a long-buried goldfish join in my mind with the childhood rhyme, “The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out, the worms play pinochle on his snout.” No wonder I am ambivalent about burial.

4)  Don’t forget to include proper APA-style citation and reference.