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Coping with grief

DURING the current pandemic, many of us will experience grief of some sort – loss of normalcy, loss of income, loss of freedom. Perhaps the most significant loss we fear is the loss of life – either our own or our loved ones.

Death is painful. But the restrictions that accompany death from Covid-19 and the associated rituals complicate grief even more.

Losing a loved one through Covid-19 will impact on almost every aspect of the grief process. Psychologists have long understood the role of rituals in the healing

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