Dying in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Contextual Considerations and Clinical Recommendations

Angie S. LeRoy, Barbara Robles, Lisa S. Kilpela, Luz M. Garcini

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Abstract

Dying is a natural part of life; however, death is often a fearful, frightening event. Dying in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic presents challenges that magnify normative fears and may interfere with a healthy grieving process. To maintain a resilient spirit among those who are at risk of losing a loved one or who have lost a family member to COVID-19, it is important that they be provided with the necessary contextually and culturally appropriate skills and resources to facilitate healing in the face of hardship and uncertainty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPsychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • Bereavement
  • COVID-19
  • Death
  • Dying
  • Loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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