"Even for families that are miraculously present when a patient dies, the experience is drastically altered. Before COVID-19, patients sometimes died surrounded by family members, who might have found comfort in physical contact. Now, one or two people grieve alone, separated by gloves and gowns".
"We are only starting to understand the reverberations of our patients’ isolated deaths and the complicated grief we will be processing for years to come".
This worldwide pandemic is changing every aspect of our lives, including death. Hospitals, doctors, family members and friends, are all learning the "new normal" when experiencing, both life and death.
If you or a loved one has an illness or have experienced a death, we can still come together (even if virtual) to support each other through this difficult time. A Necessary Conversation is here to help you navigate this unprecedented experience.