1. Describe the hierarchy of headings in the Thesis Manual and the APA guide. If they are
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5. When do we use a semi-colon?
6. How do we handle quotes in body of our paper and in block quotes?
7. When we are quoting an Internet document that does not have page numbers, what do we
use to indicate where the quote comes from?
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Smith, B. J. Mitchell, A.M., Bruno, A.A., Constantino, R.E. (1995)Exploring wWdow’s
Experiences after the suicide of their Spouse. Journal of Psychological Nursing & Mental Health
Services (Vol. 33.5, pp. 10-5).
In 1986, suicide was the 8th cause of death in the United States with men committing
suicide four times more often than women. The loss of a loved one through death is an
inevitable, common, human experience that each person will experience. Due to the unique
intimateness of marital relationships and individual coping skills, it is difficult to find support as
a surviving spouse of suicide. Research has found surviving spouses suffer from periods of
dissociation, anger toward the spouse and feelings of regret from blame among friends and
relatives. Little has been done to reduce the negative perception of suicide in the United States,
despite a noted longer grieving time due to a lack of social support.
A support group leader and one observer formulated a support group for surviving
spouses of suicide with members ranging in age, length of marriage and time since the passing of
the spouse. The group met once a week for eight weeks with the objective of relieving the
emotional stress as a result of losing a spouse to suicide. During this time, several themes arose
among the conversation between participants. These themes included "initial resistance to group
formation, feelings of betrayal and abandonment, physical and psychological healing for one’s
self and surrounding relationships, children (if any) and facing significant events."
Common physical symptoms amongst group members included nausea,
gastrointestinal and respiratory problems as a result of anxiety as a surviving spouse. Members
with children discussed their ability to utilize relationships with their children to give and receive
strength as well as reassurance and hope for the future. When facing significant events, involving
the deceased spouse such as birthday’s or anniversaries, the surviving spouse, family and
children would face the event by celebrating or expressing anger next to the grave.
Many individuals expressed "feelings of betraya" as a result of the suicide because
their perception of the death was intentional and a breaking of the mutual support with one
another. Members of the group found it was important to discuss feelings of anxiety and fear
when facing future romantic relationships. As a result of the group, members were able to build
trust with one another, providing hope for future relationships.
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