Patricia A. Merlo, M.P.M.

Loss of Hope
Loss of Joy
Loss of Balance
Loss of Beliefs
Loss of Dreams
Loss of Control
Loss of Goals
Loss of Roots
Loss of Expectations
Loss of Intimacy
Loss of Relationship
Loss of Community
Loss of Support
Loss of the “Stories”
Loss of Security
Loss of Time
Loss of Physical Ability
Loss of Inner Peace
Loss of Health
Loss of Childhood
Loss of Truths
Loss of Self-Esteem
Loss of Faith
Loss of Memories
Loss of Motivation
Loss of Respect for Self/Others
Loss of Inspiration
Loss of Laughter/Humor
Loss of Energy
Loss of Harmony
Loss of Desire
Loss of Purpose
Loss of Patterns
Loss of “Tomorrow”
Loss of Spirit
Loss of “Happy”

Source: Showalter, S.E. (1966). Coping with Losses. The American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, 13 (5), 46-47.

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