Journal article

Supporting the dying and bereaved during COVID-19

Catherine M Bauld, Primrose Letcher, Craig A Olsson

AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGIST | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Objective: To reflect on the experiences of loss and grief during the COVID-19 pandemic. The world is united in grief with COVID-19 now the leading cause of death globally (close to 4 million by mid-2021), with public health approaches to containment having widespread social and economic impacts. COVID-19 has not only changed how we live but also how we die; complicating the dying process for those with the disease, as well as those dying from other causes and complicating the grieving process for those left behind. It is essential that we invest in approaches to supporting a good death for the dying and approaches to healthy grieving. In Australia, lockdowns have prevented or significantly ..

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