Jan 14, 2020
Disenfranchised grief is the subject of this month’s NFDA podcast, A Brush with Death. Disenfranchised grief is grief not openly acknowledged, validated or publicly observed. Common when a relationship is not recognized, the loss is not recognized (suicide, homicide, substance abuse) or the griever is not recognized, grief is still very real. Host Gabe Schauf will dive into disenfranchised grief: its causes, effects and how funeral professionals can best serve clients struggling with it. Our guest is Sara E. Murphy, Ph.D., a faculty member at the University of Rhode Island in the Honors Program and Department of Gender and Women's Studies and an expert on death, dying and bereavement.