Memorialisation during COVID-19: implications for the bereaved, service providers and policy makers.
Jennifer Lowe, Bruce Rumbold, Samar M Aoun
Palliative Care and Social Practice | Published : 2020
Background: The aim of this rapid perspective review is to capture key changes to memorialisation practices resulting from social distancing rules implemented due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Method: As published peer-reviewed research pertaining to memorialisation practices during the COVID-19 pandemic is lacking, this rapid review includes academic literature from the pre-COVID-19 period and international media reports during the pandemic. Findings: Changes to memorialisation practices were under way before COVID-19, as consumer preferences shifted towards secularisation and personalisation of ritual and ceremony. However, several key changes to memorialisation practices connected wit..View full abstract