Turning to Waheguru

Religious and Cultural Coping Mechanisms of Bereaved Sikhs

Muninder Ahluwalia, Raman Kaur Mohabir

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Abstract

Grief and loss are universal experiences for all individuals and communities. The experience of a loss due to death and the bereavement process to follow are influenced by an individual’s religious values and beliefs. In this article, we discuss the Sikh bereavement process in the United States. We provide brief personal narratives as exemplar case studies, highlight religious and cultural factors, and explain potential challenges of bereavement. Finally, we discuss implications for mental health clinicians and other providers of services that surround death and dying.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)302-313
Number of pages12
JournalOmega (United States)
Volume78
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2019

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Bereavement
coping
religious factors
death
grief
Personal Narratives
cultural factors
dying
experience
Grief
mental health
Religion
narrative
Mental Health
community
Values

Keywords

  • bereavement
  • coping/adaptation
  • counseling
  • culture
  • grief
  • religion/spirituality

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Turning to Waheguru : Religious and Cultural Coping Mechanisms of Bereaved Sikhs. / Ahluwalia, Muninder; Mohabir, Raman Kaur.

In: Omega (United States), Vol. 78, No. 3, 01.02.2019, p. 302-313.

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