Death and Dying Essay

According to this week's resources, elements of the death system contribute to enhancing social stability. In this week's discussion post, discuss the following:

  • What is a "death system?"
  • Explain two or three specific ways in which funeral ceremonies may contribute to maintaining social order -- for families, for the larger society, or both. In your response, indicate any specific components of the death system (people, time, place, symbols) that are part of your answer.
  • Discuss the kinds of losses and experiences of grief associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.