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Ajayu Órgano de Difusión Científica del Departamento de Psicología UCBSP

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CEBERIO, Marcelo R.. COVID-19: LA MUERTE EN SOLEDAD - AISLAMIENTO, MIEDO AL CONTAGIO Y DUELO EN PANDEMIA. Ajayu [online]. 2021, vol.19, n.2, pp.248-268. ISSN 2077-2161.

Since COVID-19 broke out on our planet, human beings have had to change their rhythm of life, customs, styles of relationship and begin to adapt to new forms of daily life. Fear, anxiety, anguish and loneliness, increased by uncertainty, are feelings that were born not only by the danger of contagion, but by the main method of protection: social isolation. Confinement abruptly, cut off the social contact that constitutes one of the inherent manifestations of human nature. But the loneliness of others is not only produced by quarantine but, in situations of serious contagion, where were hospitalizations, visits are strictly prohibited as a precautionary measure. Precisely in the moments of greatest disability and impotence, where the hug and the caress are most needed, all possibility of relationship is forbidden. In the case of the death of the patient, death occurs in total loneliness and, for their loved ones, the impossibility of saying goodbye, that is, managing to say goodbye as a resource to close the bond with the person.

Keywords : COVID-19; pandemic; loneliness; isolation; uncertainty; death.

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