The Effect of Filial Piety on Complex Grief

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Wang, Oliver
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This capstone project aims to provide the reader with a greater understanding of some of the unique mental health challenges affecting East Asian Immigrants (EAI). In particular, it aims to analyze the role of filial piety in causing and exacerbating complex grief. In exploring the relationship between filial piety and complex grief, this capstone will discuss traditional Chinese beliefs on filial piety, including elder caretaking and end of life rituals. This capstone will also examine current research and understandings of complicated grief as well as barriers resulting from immigration. Finally, this capstone will conclude with a set of recommendations designed to reduce risk of complicated grief for clinicians to utilize when working with EAI.
filial piety , complex grief , self concept , self discrepancy , East Asian , identity disruption , complicated grief
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