Ritual has a symbolic meaning and therapeutic effect within the African culture. However, the opportunity to respectfully go through the prescribed rituals (specifically bereavement rituals) often interferers with the needs and belief system of the corporate western world. This poses a challenge for the bereaved person, the employer, and the therapist. In most instances, the resolution to this challenge takes a form of adjusting the ritual or cultural practice in order to accommodate the occupational needs. M…
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