El impacto del COVID-19 en la muerte y el duelo

Pentaris, Panagiotis. 2023. El impacto del COVID-19 en la muerte y el duelo. RIO: International Journal of Organizations(30), pp. 13-26. ISSN 2013-570X [Article]

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The world recently faced a new virus called Covid-19. This airborne virus emerged rapidly and spread across the world, causing a state of crisis for all nations, and forcing governments to impose restrictions with the aim of safeguarding public health. These restrictions primarily stipulated the need for physical distancing (often referred to as social distancing in the Covid regulations), so that individuals and groups were not allowed to come together under any circumstances. Naturally, and as numerous publications and reports have shown to date, this measure had a drastic impact on social, political, religious, and economic life, leaving societies exposed to its potential effects. One area that saw tremendous changes is the area of caring for the dying and the bereaved. Death re-emerged in societies more publicly, and mass media coverage compelled political action on the subject. While dying was being re-institutionalized during the pandemic, the care of the deceased, traditions, customs, and funeral services were all undergoing transformations, and the use of technology became necessary for these to occur.

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Covid-19; pandemic grief; death; bereavement; funerals

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Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS)
Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS) > Centre for Community Engagement Research
Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS) > Faiths and Civil Society
Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS) > Social Work


March 2023Accepted
19 May 2023Published

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25 May 2023 08:50

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25 May 2023 08:55

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Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.



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