We all grieve in different ways, and it’s something we all have to deal with at some time or another, whether we lose a parent, pet, sibling or partner. Grief is complex and difficult, but as we find out in this programme, it can also be a positive experience.
We also look at new research that changes what we knew about grief, and we question whether humans are the only animals that grieve.
With author Catherine De Courcy; grief researcher Prof. George Bonanno; Holly Prigerson, director of the Center for Research on End-of-Life Care in New York; Marc Bekoff, professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado; Susan Delaney, bereavement services manager in the Irish Hospice Foundation.
Broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland.