Social Work Today
Great Valley Publishing
How do we understand and manage our thoughts about death? How can we prepare for our own and the deaths of others for whom we care deeply? How can we communicate at times when our clients, significant others, or friends are dying? Finally, how do we say goodbye in haste or cope when we cannot?
This article addresses three complementary aspects of death and grief: death and loss for the one who is dying, death and loss for the person mourning, and death and loss for communities. Each section is informed by public health guidelines, statements by professional organizations, and peer-reviewed research. These ideas are further based on personal experiences and the accounts of others dealing with grief.
Nelson-Becker, H. & Callahan, A. M. (2020, Fall). When we can’t say goodbye: Loss, grief, and dying during the coronavirus pandemic. Social Work Today. 20(5), 14-17. Retrieved from http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/980ca42a#/980ca42a/1
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