In this episode of “A Brush With Death”, we pick up where we left off in the discussion featured in our last episode. Host Gabe Schauf teams up once again with Sara Murphy, Ph.D., certified thanatologist and expert on death, dying and bereavement, to answer your questions regarding grief during these unprecedented times. Topics include self-care, managing the phenomenon of “COVID fatigue”, and reinforcing the importance of the funeral director in times of mass fatalities. If you haven’t listened to Part 1 of this series, we highly recommend Episode #10 where Dr. Murphy discusses the impact Coronavirus is having on grief and loss.
She also introduces the new booklet entitled 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.
About Our Guest
Sara Murphy, Ph.D. is a certified thanatologist and expert on death, dying and bereavement. She teaches at the University of Rhode Island and conducts workshops and seminars on death, dying, and bereavement nationwide for professional organizations, schools, and community groups.