During a pandemic, when large groups cannot gather or move freely or easily, funerals may need reconsideration. While attending a funeral can have significant value for many, this may not be possible for every family given the circumstances of the present moment. This is a brief guide to help ensure that you and the children in your lives have the opportunity to acknowledge and mourn the passing of the loved one you have lost.
This booklet was developed by Indigenous Peoples to ensure their choices for future health care are heard and respected. It assists First Nations, Inuit and Métis in planning for and having discussions about their care should they become seriously ill or unable to speak for themselves.
Grief and death are on everyone’s mind. For most of us the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated death and collective grief is unprecedented. Combined with social distancing protocol, end-of-life issues, death care, and grief have become even more complex.
The COVID-19 crisis is impacting each and every one of us differently. It may be impacting your grief of losses that occurred before this crisis. It may be bringing up a whole new set of losses, death and nondeath. It may be some combination. The below document, from our friends at What's Your Grief, highlights some things that may be impacting you at this difficult time.