A Mother's Tears: Contemplating Black Grief

Title

A Mother's Tears: Contemplating Black Grief

Creator

Johnson KA

Identifier

Publisher

Annals of Family Medicine

Date

2022

Subject

grief; African American health; community/public health; parental loss; systemic racism

Description

As we have traversed the last 2 years of the COVID-19 pandemic juxtaposed against an increased awakening to the realities of racial inequities in society and health care, the grief of Black individuals and communities has largely been underrecognized. This reflective essay explores the grief experience of Blacks in the wake of continual losses and acknowledges the impact of racism in these losses. I speak from my experiences as a Black mother, survivor of sibling loss, and pediatric palliative care pediatrician to examine this complex issue and what the medical community can do to stand with Black patients and families in their grief experience.

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Citation List Month

August 2022 List

Collection

Citation

Johnson KA, “A Mother's Tears: Contemplating Black Grief,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed November 28, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/18178.

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