Articulating Oneself in Grief

Ed Thornton considers what happens to our sense of self when we talk about our grief with others.

As part of this project, we will be interviewing bereaved friends and family members about their experiences of funeral care during the pandemic. In the context of this work, it is useful…

Published by Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

Appreciating 'food for thought' conversations

Vikki Entwistle reflects on the value of open team discussions in Care in Funerals project meetings

In our early team meetings, we have been sharing and discussing a broad selection of ‘food for thought’ items relating to funerals: news reports; guidance about regulations and policy changes introduced because of COVID-19;…

Published by Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

What is a proper funeral?

Paolo Maccagno considers how limits force us to confront ethical questions and find new ways of connecting with others

What is a proper funeral? This question came up in a recent conversation I had with Abi. I am an anthropologist by training, and she works as a funeral director. We…

Published by Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

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