What is it about?

The COVID-19 pandemic has constituted an extreme danger to global wellbeing and has become one of the major sources of morbidity and mortality around the world these days. It is quite challenging to accept and adapt to the drastic ongoing changes which have made people suffer from grief. The purpose of this commentary is to outline the Kubler-Ross Grief theory, explain its stages in the light of COVID-19, and consider factors that contribute to good health.

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Why is it important?

This article revolves around the significance of understanding grief and its stages in the difficult times of COVID-19. It includes relevant common examples related to each stage and how an individual can overcome it.


Writing this article was a great pleasure as it has co-authors with whom I have had long standing collaborations. This article focuses on considering the grieving process as a powerful tool to introspect, self-realization, and to enhance compassion for self and others to facilitate reassurance, solace, resilience, and positive dealing to the current condition.

Komal Valliani
Aga Khan University

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This page is a summary of: Human emotions during COVID-19: A lens through Kubler-Ross Grief theory., Psychological Trauma Theory Research Practice and Policy, February 2022, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/tra0001064.
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