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Creating a compassionate workplace culture involves acknowledging people’s challenges, even related to apparently small matters, in professionally appropriate ways. (Shutterstock)

5 ways to create a compassionate workplace culture and help workers recover from burnout

It’s important that employers and employees understand sympathy, empathy and compassion, and consider these emotions’ roles in both job performance and employee relations.
Reflection Rooms are evidence-based, participatory art installations that help people express emotions about death and dying. (Shutterstock)

Reflection Room: Exploring pandemic-related grief in long-term care homes

Reflection Rooms support people making sense of experiences related to dying and death. They provide an immersive space to read stories written by others and write and share their own stories.
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Why do we mourn people we don’t know?

Grieving the queen’s passing can be different to grieving the loss of someone we were close to. It’s also complicated by politics, colonialism and the contest about who she really was.
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What happens if you die without a will?

Death creates grief and sometimes grief overwhelms good sense and creates greed leading to disputes. Making a will is the best way to smooth the process of transferring your estate once you die.
When a person loses a loved one to COVID-19, the mental health effects can be severe. Ol'ga Efimova / EyeEm via Getty Images

1 in 8 U.S. deaths from 2020 to 2021 came from COVID-19 – leaving millions of relatives reeling from distinctly difficult grief

COVID-19 deaths tend to be more unexpected and traumatic than other types of deaths. A sociologist explains the mental health burdens facing the millions who’ve lost a relative to the coronavirus.
A woman looks through the locked gates at the Prospect Cemetery in Toronto in April 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

How obituaries helped people grieve during the pandemic

The pandemic has forced people to discover new ways of maintaining connection with one another and to consider their own mortality — obituaries played a part in making this easier.

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