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Arab Grief Explained: Clinical Recommendations for Working with Grieving Arab Families

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Grief is a universal emotion, both layered and multidimensional. Grief in Arab cultures incorporate death and spiritual practices centers around three ideals: culture, family, and religion. This paper examines the multiple different factors that influence Arabs during their grief, broken down into how different religions process and view death, along with the impact of Westernized ideals and other relationships. The rules and traditions surrounding grief and loss in Arab communities need to be acknowledged by clinicians. Recommendations and future directions for clinicians to support Arab grief within the three lenses of culture, family, and religion.

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Dr. Eman Tadros
Assistant Professor, College of Education
Marram Salman
Graduate Student, College of Education
Abrea Ramadan
Graduate Student, College of Education
Nour Daifallah
Undergraduate Student, College of Health and Human Services

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Dr. Eman Tadros

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Arab Grief Explained: Clinical Recommendations for Working with Grieving Arab Families

Grief is a universal emotion, both layered and multidimensional. Grief in Arab cultures incorporate death and spiritual practices centers around three ideals: culture, family, and religion. This paper examines the multiple different factors that influence Arabs during their grief, broken down into how different religions process and view death, along with the impact of Westernized ideals and other relationships. The rules and traditions surrounding grief and loss in Arab communities need to be acknowledged by clinicians. Recommendations and future directions for clinicians to support Arab grief within the three lenses of culture, family, and religion.

Presenters:
Dr. Eman Tadros
Assistant Professor, College of Education
Marram Salman
Graduate Student, College of Education
Abrea Ramadan
Graduate Student, College of Education
Nour Daifallah
Undergraduate Student, College of Health and Human Services