This episode of “A Brush With Death” discusses the impact Coronavirus is having on grief and loss. Host Gabe Schauf talks with Sara Murphy, Ph.D., certified thanatologist and expert on death, dying and bereavement, about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on both individual and cultural grieving. Sara also introduces a new booklet she authored called “Grieving Alone & Together: Responding to the Loss of Your Loved One During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” a free resource being offered by the Funeral Service Foundation and NFDA.
The first in a two-part series, listeners will be able to send questions regarding grief during these unprecedented times to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sara Murphy, PhD, CT, is a death educator, certified thanatologist (Association for Death Education and Counseling), and suicidologist. She is a faculty member at the University of Rhode Island and conducts workshops and seminars on death, dying, and bereavement nationwide for professional organizations, schools, and community groups. Dr. Murphy is the author of the NFDA booklet, “Grieving Alone & Together: Responding to the Loss of your Loved One during the COVID-19 Pandemic.”