Before participating in this discussion board, please be sure to view and listen to the lecture, as well as complete this week’s reading.
For our week five discussion board, please answer the following:
1. In your own words, and in a few sentences, reference the reading and share your thoughts on auto-ethnography. What can research done in this form teach us, not only about grief but about other concepts that may be discussed in this manner? Did the auto-ethnography provided in the reading teach you, or provided you with time to reflect on a personal experience of grief?
2. Think Critically: Think of 1-3 movie scenes, televisions scenes/episodes, commercials, etc. that you have seen that feature an experience of grief and loss. How was this experience portrayed to the audience? How did this experience impact a relationship that the individual who was experiencing the loss, was engaged in? Do you think there is a healthy relationship between the screen and the portrayal of grief, loss and bereavement? What could be done better based on your personal experiences of grief and what you have seen in television? How was social support shown in these contexts, if at all? Does this translate to your own experiences with social support?
Please remember your initial post should be a minimum of 250 words.