Our Centre for Death and Society (CDAS) Team Members curate a monthly collection of resources relating to the effects of Covid-19 on death and society.
We include guidance relating to Covid-19 for:
- grief and bereavement support
- funeral practices
- social policy implications
These resources are both written work produced by CDAS staff and general information on Covid-19 from other organisations.
Other news, views, and initiatives on the coronavirus pandemic from around the University of Bath can be found on the COVID-19 news page.
Woodthorpe, K., - How has the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown affected society?
BBC Newsnight: Interview with Lucy Easthope on managing COVID-19's impact
Hefel, J & Randall, M.,- Life is now quiet and calm, during these days sometimes too quiet
Vicente da Silva, A.,- Funerals during the COVID-19 pandemic
Troyer, J., - In the time of aids in the age of covid-19
Fang, C., Wilson, J., & Smith, P., - End of life care and bereavement support amid COVID-19
Troyer, J., - Five Lessons that Dead Bodies can Teach Us
Vicente da, A., - Silva COVID-19 pandemic robs Brazil's mourners of traditional rites
Forrester-Jones, R., - We had a lockdown choice - care for Amy or never see her
Troyer, J., - COVID-19: Too Many Bodies to bury?
Troyer, J., - In the time of AIDS in the age of COVID-19
Woodthorpe, K. - How the power to delay death has allowed inequality to flourish
Troyer, J. - Managing COVID-19 deaths
Troyer, J. - Reddit Ask Me Anything on Death and COVID-19
Troyer, J. - Reddit Masterclass on All Things Death and COVID-19
The Cremation Society website - Covid-19 news, updates of legislation and guidance
US Centers for Disease Control - Funeral Guidance for Individuals and Families
Anand, P., Sharpless, J. - The pandemic is changing how we die – and not just for COVID-19 patients
Borgstrom, E. - How Covid-19 challenges our notion of a good death
Visser, R. - Covid-19 shows that we need to rethink dying at home
Lutfey Spencer, K., Limburg, A. - It’s true. Isolated COVID-19 deaths are terrible. But where does inequality fit in?
Woodthorpe, K. - We need practical guidance for dealing with serious illness at home
Walter, T. - COVID-19: We need a new craft of dying
London School of Economics & Political Science - “A good death” during the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.K.: A report on key findings and recommendations
Canadian Medical Association Journal - Pandemic palliative care: Beyond ventilators and saving lives
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - The role and response of palliative care and hospice services in epidemics and pandemics: A rapid review to inform practice during the COVID-19 pandemic
Cruse Bereavement Care - Coronavirus – dealing with bereavement and grief
UK Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology and the European Centre for Disease Prevention & Control - Considerations related to the safe handling of bodies of deceased persons with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
Quaker Social Action - Coronavirus: organising a meaningful funeral
The UK Deceased Management Advisory Group - A central information hub for all those involved with funerals, burials and cremations