Do Not Go Through the Ordeal Alone: Grief in Times of Pandemics

McMaster University
Description / Summary


  • The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly disrupted individual and societal experiences of end of life care, grief and bereavement due to public-health measures to counter the spread of the virus.

  • The impossibility of accompanying some of our loved ones at the end of their life, and the need to modify certain rites (or even the impossibility of practicing them) has affected the grieving process.

  • In order to allow people to grieve during a pandemic, alternative or virtual ways must be found to honor the memory of our loved ones and provide comfort to their close friends and families.