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Grief and Loss


Marty Richards, MSW, LCISW

Retired Affiliate Assistant Professor
Author and Social Worker

School of Social Work
University of Washington


Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Define “disenfranchised” grief and explain how it has been affected by COVID-19
  • Describe four ways that a person’s sense of what matters (meaning) is affected by loss and grief
  • State how a person’s mentation can be affected by loss and grief.

[From the Spring 2021 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]