Grief in the workplace: Challenges and solutions (Journal Article)Levesque, D., Lunardini, M., Payne, E., & Callison-Burch, V. (in press). Grief in the workplace: Challenges and solutions. American Journal of Health Promotion, 37(3), 426-429. https://doi.org/10.1177/08901171221145217d
With the additional deaths due to COVID-19 and our aging population, we’re experiencing a “tsunami of bereavement grief” that is unlikely to subside. This article describes the human and financial costs of grief in the workplace, common challenges employees face when returning to work following the death of a loved one, and compassionate strategies and tools employers can use to support grieving employees.