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How The Pandemic Has Impacted Funeral Planning ConsiderationsHow the Pandemic has Impacted Funeral Planning Considerations

For those who have never done it before, planning a funeral can be overwhelming. At the very least, families could use experiences from previous funerals that they attended as a reference point for starting the planning process. Today, the COVID-19 pandemic has added ever-changing complexities to planning a funeral.




Greiving Alone and TogetherSteve Parthemore’s – DMORT Deployment Blog – Part 1: Travelers

For nearly 20 years, I have been a part of DMORT - Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Teams. Highly trained DMORT teams help identify victims and support local mortuaries during mass casualty events. My first experience, volunteering during the aftermath of 9/11 to assist the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), sparked my interest in DMORT.



Greiving Alone and TogetherGrieving Alone & Together

Grief is our emotional response to loss. While grief is a universal experience and all of us will experience grief many times over the course of our lives, every grief experience is also unique.

Losing a loved one in the midst of this pandemic is a traumatic experience. If we lose someone suddenly, or if we were not able to be with them while they were dying, our grief responses are complicated by the traumatic nature of the loss.



Guidance for Conveying Your Love and SupportGuidance for Conveying Your Love and Support

When someone dies—of COVID-19 or any cause—during this pandemic, their loved ones are being left to grieve in especially harrowing circumstances. It’s a terrible time for loss. It’s a terrible time to be grieving.

If you would like to support a grieving person during this time, you might feel unsure about what to say or do.


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