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What’s Driving Your Physical Distancing: Death Denial or Death Phobia?

May 26, 2020 6:22 pm Published by 21 Comments

In the realm of end-of-life education, two terms come up very often: death denial and fear of death. We talk about fear of death and death denial as kind-of the same thing and we use the terms interchangeably. But are they really? I’m wondering if the varying ways that people think about and respond to the coronavirus pandemic, shed some light on the differences between the two terms.