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Grieving During the Civil War

The Grief of the Civil War

The mass death of the civil war caused suffering and grief to many families and also caused traumatic reactions to the mass death that surrounded the nation. Please also review to learn how to become certified in grief counseling training

The mass death of the civil war caused suffering and grief to many families and also caused traumatic reactions to the mass death that surrounded the nation. Please also review to learn how to become certified in grief counseling training

The Civil War was the bloodiest conflict in American History.  The death and suffering that followed in its footprints left numerous families grief stricken.  The article below discusses the cultural and social issues and how families handled the grief of the Civil War.

Lisa Haushofer of Remedia writes about death and suffering during the civil war in her article, “Examination: Death and Dying During the Civil War: Drew Faust At The Countway Library of Medicine”

Some of us would claim not to be frightened of death, but would admit to concern about the end of life. This anxiety, Drew Faust explains in front of a packed Carl Walter Amphitheater on December 13, 2012, is hardly a new one. The notion of how to manage death with dignity – how to die a good death – may have undergone professionalization in the last few decades, with journals, associations and training programs for palliative care. But its roots go back much further. Victorian notions of how to die a good death, the ars moriendi, characterized by a domestic, peaceful passing in the presence of loved-ones, Faust wants to argue, were profoundly challenged by the American Civil War.

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