Groups Urge Developing a National Strategy for COVID-Related Grief
By Larry Beresford
As America’s death toll from COVID-19 climbs past 470,000 and worldwide COVID deaths surpass 2.3 million, experts say the pandemic has transformed the landscape of loss in ways that profoundly impact our collective experience of grief.
In late January, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network (SWHPN) issued a joint call for a national bereavement response to address COVID-related grief.
They hope to recruit other organizations to support developing a national strategy that would make bereavement support more accessible to the millions who need it.