Covid grief has cracked us open: How clinicians respond could reshape attitudes to bereavement—an essay by Lucy Selman

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Abstract

The pandemic has brought grief to the fore for everyone, and people working in healthcare experience grief professionally as well as personally and societally. Attitudinal shifts are needed, argues Lucy Selman, to improve access to formal and informal support and make grief a less lonely experience, and doctors’ openness and willingness to show vulnerability could help.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbern1803
JournalBMJ
Volume374
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2021

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Competing interests: I have read and understood BMJ policy on declaration of interests and declare the following interests: I receive grant funding from the National Institute of Health Research, the Economic and Social Research Council, and the Wellcome Trust, am on the steering group of the UK Commission on Bereavement, and am the founding director of Good Grief Festival.

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