Acta Scientific Women's Health (ASWH)(ISSN: 2582-3205)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 7

Culture and Grieving in a Pandemic Context: The Role of Women, A Personal Experience and Food for thought

Janet Michel*

CEO and Founder One Planet Sustainables, Roggwil, Switzerland

*Corresponding Author: Janet Michel, CEO and Founder One Planet Sustainables, Roggwil, Switzerland.

Received: June 06, 2022; Published: June 22, 2022


Death is a universal, persistent, inescapable, unavoidable and undeniable fact of life. The meaning of death and what happens after death though, varies from culture to culture. The Shona and many African cultures believe that life does not end with death, but continues in another realm. What role do women play in dealing with death and loss.

Death has been identified as a uniting event in the African culture as relatives travel, irrespective of distance, to pay their last respects and provide emotional support to the family. Grieving is a process. It starts best with collective grieving. A collective acknowledgement that we have lost someone precious, that we are connected in our loss and in our pain. The relief that is achieved through this collective grieving, carries through into the individual grieving phase. COVID-19 has indeed changed burial rituals world-wide. The authorities and the communities need to join hands and find legal, safe and amicable ways as the pandemic lingers and other pandemics threaten.

Keywords: Death; Grieving; Collective; Individual; Culture; Benefits


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Citation: Janet Michel. “Culture and Grieving in a Pandemic Context: The Role of Women, A Personal Experience and Food for thought". Acta Scientific Women's Health 4.7 (2022): 83-87.


Copyright: © 2022 Janet Michel. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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