Familiarity with death

Panagiotis Pentaris, Kate Woodthorpe

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This book provides detailed analysis of the manifold ways in which COVID-19 has influenced death, dying and bereavement.

Through three parts: Reconsidering Death and Grief in Covid-19; Institutional Care and Covid-19; and the Impact of COVID-19 in Context, the book explores COVID-19 as a reminder of our own and our communities’ fragile existence, but also the driving force for discovering new ways of meaning-making, performing rites and rituals, and conceptualising death, grief and life. Contributors include scholars, researchers, policymakers and practitioners, accumulating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse and international set of ideas and perspectives that will help the reader examine closely how Covid-19 has invaded social life and (re)shaped trauma and loss.

It will be of interest to all scholars and students of death studies, biomedicine, and end of life care as well as those working in sociology, social work, medicine, social policy, cultural studies, anthropology, psychology, counselling and nursing more broadly.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeath, Grief and Loss in the Context of Covid-19
EditorsPanagiotis Pentaris
Place of PublicationLondon, U. K.
ISBN (Electronic)9781003125990
ISBN (Print)9780367647322
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2021

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