Bereavement — 15 Jul 2020More
Bereavement research has a rich and significant history in the UK, across topics and disciplines. However, there are still gaps in our knowledge and understanding of these topics.
Most recently, the COVID-19 outbreak and infection control measures have provoked new and urgent questions about the nature of bereavement – and how best to support bereaved people – in these extraordinary times.
The topics and approaches identified in this paper are not exhaustive and it is likely that a more robust prioritisation exercise would be a useful next step for the field. In the meantime, the summaries presented here are intended to provide a starting point to generate discussion.
We invite researchers to register current and planned studies on bereavement in the UK at our publicly available spreadsheet.