This study explored how people thought and talked about death/dying during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings presented here are based on data collected for a larger study exploring the processes undertaken that allow individuals to actively think and openly talk about death and dying. Ten of the eleven interviews conducted during the pandemic mentioned COVID-19. These were subjected to thematic analysis, which identified two main themes: ‘Becoming more thoughtful and open about death’ and ‘Anxieties around death and COVID-19’. The findings suggest that COVID-19 has prompted some people to think about and become more open to talk about death and dying.
|Number of pages||15|
|Early online date||27 Jan 2023|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 27 Jan 2023|