Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Slate Survey on Mourning and Loss

Meghan O'Rourke wrote a great series of articles on grief for Slate Magazine in 2009 that will soon be part of a newly published book, The Long Goodbye.  The articles were featured on Pallimed when they first appeared and a worthy read when you get a few moments.

At the end of March, Slate published a survey asking about grief experiences.  30 questions with plenty of open ended answers.  The post already has plenty of comments which seems ripe for a dissertation or at least a letter to the editor.  Wondering what type of research this would be and why no one is publishing 'Qualitative analysis of readers comments to online article about grief.'  Regardless...I just wanted to point this out to say there are good journalistic sources out there tackling the tough issues to really subvert the notion that we are a death-denying culture.

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