El impacto del COVID-19 en la muerte y el duelo
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Pentaris, P. (2023). El impacto del COVID-19 en la muerte y el duelo. Revista Internacional De Organizaciones, (30), 13–26. https://doi.org/10.17345/rio30.13-26


El mundo se ha enfrentado recientemente a un nuevo virus llamado Covid-19. Este virus de transmisión aérea surgió rápidamente y se extendió por todo el mundo, provocando un estado de crisis en todas las naciones y obligando a los gobiernos a imponer las restricciones necesarias para salvaguardar la salud pública. Dichas restricciones estipulaban principalmente la necesidad de distanciamiento físico (a menudo denominado distanciamiento social en la normativa Covid), prohibiendo a individuos y grupos reunirse bajo cualquier circunstancia. Naturalmente, y como han demostrado hasta la fecha numerosas publicaciones e informes, esta medida repercutió drásticamente en la vida social, política, religiosa y económica, dejando a las sociedades en una situación precaria ante sus posibles efectos. Un ámbito que experimentó enormes cambios fue el de la atención a los moribundos y sus familiares. La muerte resurgió en las sociedades de forma más pública, mientras la cobertura de los medios de comunicación de masas forzaba la acción política sobre el tema. Mientras la muerte se re-institucionalizaba durante la pandemia, el cuidado de los difuntos, las tradiciones, las costumbres y los servicios funerarios sufrían transformaciones, y el uso de la tecnología se convirtió en una necesidad para que éstas se produjeran.

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