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Grief - What’s appropriate? 15 Dec 2009
Is British society changing how it grieves?

Last month Christina Schmid made an impression on us all as she stood in Wootton Bassett to honour the homecoming of her husband, Staff Sergeant Olaf Schmid. He was killed on the day before he was due home on leave as he defused his 65th Improvised Explosive Device in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Ever since the public display of grief after the death of Princess Diana in 1997, there’s been speculation that British society is changing its attitude - from one where death was dealt with with stoicism and a stiff upper lip, to one where it’s considered unhealthy to bottle up your feelings. Jane is joined by Anjula Sharma-Smith of Cruse Bereavement Care, and by  Professor Tony Walter who runs a course on Death and Society at the University of Bath, to discuss the British way of grief.

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University of Bath - Death & Society

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