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Concurrent
Psychosocial / Spiritual & Wellness

How to Best Support Bereaved People in the Post-COVID-19 Era? Provincial Evidence-Informed Recommendations by Stakeholders in British Columbia

Eman Hassan

Bio

Objectives

1. Participants will be able to identify the main changes in bereavement support during the COVID-19 pandemic and how they impacted the bereaved and service providers. 2. Participants will be able to identify the three main categories of recommendations from the provincial roundtable. 3. Participants will be able to identify the top action items to minimize gaps in bereavement supports and services in BC in the next three years.

Brief Abstract

Recent studies and symposiums we conducted in BC revealed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the bereavement experience and available support. We used findings from this work to inform a provincial roundtable. The roundtable provided the much-needed conversation to build a provincial action plan to minimize gaps in bereavement supports and services in BC. These actions establish a roadmap toward a future where accessible, appropriate, and equitable bereavement supports are provided to all.

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