News Release:

Jun. 17,  2013

Technology No Cure for End-of-Life Grief

faculty_long.jpgDo new technological advances have a negative effect on the personal involvement that is so crucial to end-of-life decision-making?

Perhaps, according to Thomas Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching. Long commented in a recent Huffington Post feature that explores how technology companies are addressing the inevitable conversations that take place when a family confronts the death of a loved one.

"There's obviously a gain to using the Internet for information, but there is also some loss in how separated we have become from what used to be common practice in the past," says Long, co-author of The Good Funeral: Death, Grief and the Community of Care.

For more of Long’s comments as well as the full story in the Huffington Post, click the link: http://huff.to/10rlDN6