Impact of grief delivered via media technology

Anastasia S Mihailidou, Thomas Buckley, Alexandra JC Bune and Geoffrey Tofler
Med J Aust 2015; 203 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/mja15.00108
Published online: 17 August 2015

Advances in media technology have had a significant impact on our daily lives, in terms of how we conduct business and leisure. Recent events have also had significant emotional impact and we wish to highlight the potential health impact. The grief experienced following the death of a loved one can be one of the greatest stressors for those surviving — spouse and/or relatives. It is not only the emotional strain but also physiological changes in the immediate period after bereavement1,2 that affect health.

  • 1 Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, NSW
  • 2 Kolling Institute, Sydney, NSW
  • 3 University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW

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