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Recently NANDA has modified his diagnosis 00136 Grief (previously titled "Aticipatory Grieving"). The new definition of this diagnosis - dates back of 1980 - includes aspects like emotional, physical, spiritual, intellectual and social answers to the grief; that identifies the grief as a normal response to loss. This supposes that nursing is going to a constructivist model (contemporary theory), not adopting traditional perspectives. In this article, we try to bring the reader over to a conception of the death, the grief and loss from a cognitive-constructivist model, doing a comparisons with traditional theories.
Palabras clave : grief; cognitive-constructivist model; nursing diagnoses; NANDA.