Journal article

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..

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