Approaching grief during the pandemic by COVID-19

Keywords: COVID-19, pandemic, mental health, grief, strategies

Abstract

At the end of December 2019, the outbreak of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) emerged in the city of Wuhan, China, due to the rapid spread of the disease, in March 2020 a pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization and the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. As the COVID-19 disease ravages the world, a high rate of infection and mortality has been evidenced in a short time. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, governments have introduced prevention policies, such as lockdowns and social distancing, among others. This resulted in potential psychosocial changes that affected many aspects of daily life, including how to die and cope with the death of a loved one, with limited opportunities to shape funeral rituals and difficulty receiving support. Social. A large number of people who died alone due to these policies, in turn the relatives experienced situations of impotence and frustration, since they were limited in the care of their loved one, in visits to the hospital and even could not say goodbye. The objective of this article is to provide various strategies compiled in documents that help to deal with grief in people who had the loss of a loved one in times of pandemic, among which communication and psychological and social support stand out.

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Published
2022-06-22
How to Cite
Cruz León , K., & Guzmán-Saldaña , R. (2022). Approaching grief during the pandemic by COVID-19. Mexican Journal of Medical Research ICSA, 11(21), 25-31. Retrieved from https://repository.uaeh.edu.mx/revistas/index.php/MJMR/article/view/8960

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