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12th Annual Grief Education Conference
Disenfranchised Grief in a Pandemic--Professional Seminar
In this presentation, we explore the ways that the pandemic has created a series of losses including persons experiencing COVID deaths, non-COVID deaths, and non-death losses, as well as the multiple losses experienced by health care workers. These losses are often disenfranchised. This seminar also reviews ways to offer effective support, both within the constraints imposed by the pandemic, as well as once the pandemic ebbs.
Speaker Dr. Ken Doka
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• Grollman, Earl. Living When A Loved One Has Died. Boston MA: Beacon Press. 1995. The author explains what emotions to expect when mourning, what pitfalls to avoid, and how to work through feelings of loss.
• Hewett, John H. After Suicide. Philadelphia PA: The Westminster Press, 1980. One of the best books on suicide bereavement. It speaks to the emotional reactions of this most difficult death.
• Kushner, Harold. When Bad Things Happen to Good People. NY: Random House. 1981. Rabbi Kushner wrote this book in reaction to his 3 hear old son’s diagnosis of a degenerative disease. It is straightforward and shares the doubts and fears that arise when tragedy strikes including our relationship with God.
**For more books on grief, click here for a comprehensive Grief Bibliography**