Death Studies

(The median citation count of Death Studies is 1. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-04-01 to 2024-04-01.)
Coronavirus Anxiety Scale: A brief mental health screener for COVID-19 related anxiety1015
COVID-19 burnout, COVID-19 stress and resilience: Initial psychometric properties of COVID-19 Burnout Scale177
Measuring anxiety related to COVID-19: A Turkish validation study of the Coronavirus Anxiety Scale153
COVID-19 severity, self-efficacy, knowledge, preventive behaviors, and mental health in Turkey140
Adaptation and evaluation of Turkish version of the fear of COVID-19 Scale124
The relationship between fear of COVID-19 and mental health problems: A meta-analysis119
Factor analysis of the COVID-19 Perceived Risk Scale: A preliminary study114
Validation of the Korean version of the obsession with COVID-19 scale and the Coronavirus anxiety scale67
Perceived fear of COVID-19 infection according to sex, age and occupational risk using the Brazilian version of the Fear of COVID-19 Scale65
Pandemic Grief Scale: A screening tool for dysfunctional grief due to a COVID-19 loss65
Subjective vitality and loneliness explain how coronavirus anxiety increases rumination among college students53
Suicide risk during the lockdown due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Colombia52
Circumstances of the death and associated risk factors for severity and impairment of COVID-19 grief50
Social isolation and the mitigation of coronavirus anxiety: The mediating role of meaning50
Risk factors for dysfunctional grief and functional impairment for all causes of death during the COVID-19 pandemic: The mediating role of meaning44
Coronaphobia among healthcare professionals in Mexico: A psychometric analysis41
Do fear of COVID-19 and religious coping predict depression, anxiety, and stress among the Arab population during health crisis?38
COVID-19 Phobia in the United States: Validation of the COVID-19 Phobia Scale (C19P-SE)37
Fear of COVID-19 scale: Validity, reliability and factorial invariance in Argentina’s general population36
Culture and grief: Ethnographic perspectives on ritual, relationships and remembering33
COVID-19 outbreak in Bangladesh and associated psychological problems: An online survey33
Fear of death in the shadow of COVID-19: The mediating role of perceived stress in the relationship between neuroticism and death anxiety33
Are deaths from COVID-19 associated with higher rates of prolonged grief disorder (PGD) than deaths from other causes?30
Fatal prescriptions: Immigration detention, mismedication, and the necropolitics of uncare29
Coronavirus Anxiety Scale: New psychometric evidence for the Spanish version based on CFA and IRT models in a Peruvian sample27
Cross-cultural measurement invariance of the fear of COVID-19 scale in seven Latin American countries27
Factorial validity of the Urdu version of the Obsession with COVID-19 Scale: Preliminary investigation using a university sample in Pakistan26
COVID-19 brings a new urgency for advance care planning: Implications of death education25
Six feet apart or six feet under: The impact of COVID-19 on the Black community24
What do teachers think of death education?20
Validation of the prolonged grief scale (PG-13) and investigation of the prevalence and risk factors of prolonged grief disorder in Turkish bereaved samples19
Work status, death anxiety and psychological distress during COVID-19 pandemic: Implications of the terror management theory18
Border beings. Present absences among migrants in the Spanish enclave of Melilla18
Non-disclosure of suicidal ideation in psychiatric inpatients: Rates and correlates16
Depression and alcohol use disorders as precursors to death by suicide16
Experiences of grief-bereavement after a medically assisted death in Canada: Bringing death to life16
The existential dimension of the pandemic: Death attitudes, personal worldview, and coronavirus anxiety16
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed dying and grief: Will there be a surge of complicated grief?16
Living dead: Suspended lives during/after gender violence15
Understanding wellbeing and death obsession of young adults in the context of Coronavirus experiences: Mitigating the effect of mindful awareness15
Adaptation and evaluation of COVID-19 related Psychological Distress Scale Turkish form15
Adaptation of the Cuban version of the Coronavirus Anxiety Scale15
The moderating role of subjective nearness-to-death in the association between health worries and death anxieties from COVID-1915
Risk factors for suicide in chronic fatigue syndrome14
Developing a death literacy index14
Obsession with Covid-19 in Peruvian police and armed forces: Validation of the obsession with Covid-19 Scale in Spanish using SEM and IRT models14
The value of implementation science in bridging the evidence gap in bereavement care14
Prevalence and correlates of coronavirus anxiety in Germany: Results of a nationally representative survey13
Prevalence and predictors of prolonged grief symptoms among those bereaved from a drug-related death in a convenience sample of Norwegian parents: A cross-sectional study13
Effects of bereavement groups–a systematic review and meta-analysis12
Adaptation and psychometric evaluation of the Fear of COVID-19 Scale in the general Colombian population12
Assistance in dying: A comparative look at legal definitions12
Dimensions of religion and attitudes toward euthanasia12
The fear of the COVID-19 Scale: validation in the Portuguese general population11
Is it possible to find a bifactor structure in the Fear of COVID-19 Scale (FCV-19S)? Psychometric evidence in an Ecuadorian sample11
Social justice and cemetery systems11
Death certificate errors in three teaching hospitals of Zahedan, southeast of Iran11
Grieving the loss of a pet: A qualitative systematic review11
Losing a close person following death by sudden cardiac arrest: Bereaved family members’ lived experiences10
Psychache, unmet interpersonal needs, childhood trauma and suicide ideation in young adults10
Complicated grief knowledge, attitudes, skills, and training among mental health professionals: A qualitative exploration10
Risk perception, social distancing, and distress during COVID-19 pandemic: Exploring the role of online counseling and perceived social support10
Death anxiety and burnout in intensive care unit specialists facing the COVID-19 outbreak: The mediating role of obsession with COVID-19 and coronaphobia10
‘Special death’: Living with bereavement by drug-related death in Ireland10
Do emotion regulation difficulties mediate the association between neuroticism, insecure attachment, and prolonged grief?10
Measuring dysfunctional grief due to a COVID-19 loss: A Turkish validation study of the Pandemic Grief Scale10
Adaptation of the COV19-QoL Scale to Turkish culture: Its psychometric properties in diagnosed and undiagnosed individuals10
A comparative study of death anxiety and death attitudes in Han and Tibetan ethnic groups9
Challenges in home care at the end stage of dementia: Hospice units vs. home care units. A qualitative study9
The experience of divine struggle following child loss: The Case of Israeli bereaved Modern-Orthodox parents9
Mediating role of positivity in the relationship between state anxiety and problematic social media use during the COVID-19 pandemic9
Loss and grief in elderly people: Results from the LIFE-Adult-Study9
Adapting and validating the coronavirus-19 phobia scale (C19P-S) in Korea9
Exploring contemporary forms of aid in dying: An ethnography of euthanasia in Belgium and assisted suicide in Switzerland9
Those left behind: A scoping review of the effects of suicide exposure on veterans, service members, and military families8
Validation of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the Obsession with COVID-19 Scale (BP-OCS) using a large University Sample in Brazil8
Professional quality of life, depression, and meaning in life among helping professionals: The moderating role of self-competence in death work8
Caregiver behaviors and childhood maladaptive grief: Initial validation of the Grief Facilitation Inventory8
The effect of professional education on medical and nursing students’ attitudes toward death8
Who is really at risk? The contribution of death anxiety in suicide risk and loneliness among older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic8
Emotion regulation deficits across the spectrum of self-harm7
Social support as a protective factor against the effect of grief reactions on depression for bereaved single older adults7
Talking about death when a parent with dependent children dies of cancer: A pilot study of the Family Talk Intervention in palliative care7
Psychosocial factors associated with complicated grief in caregivers during COVID-19: Results from a preliminary cross-sectional study7
The stigmatization of suicide: A study of stories told by college students in China7
Unfinished business and self-blaming emotions among those bereaved by a COVID-19 death7
The language of dying: Communication about end-of-life in residential aged care7
Anxiety and COVID-19: Coronavirus Anxiety Scale scores in medical and non-medical personnel in urban hospitals in Guadalajara. A cross-sectional survey study7
Death thoughts predict increased depression for those with low self-worth7
Validating the Coronavirus Anxiety Scale in a Colombian sample7
Turkish Version of the Traumatic Grief Inventory-Self Report (TGI-SR): Validity and reliability7
Factors associated with suicidal ideation among medical students during the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in Peru: A multicenter study7
“Finding a safe space”: A qualitative study of what makes help helpful for adolescents bereaved by suicide7
Death education’s “period of popularity”: Lessons for contemporary P-12 schools in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic7
Methodological weakness of the death-word-fragment task: Alternative implicit death anxiety measures6
When college students grieve: New insights into the effects of loss during emerging adulthood6
Assessment of psychometric characteristics of the Coronavirus Anxiety Scale in patients with preexisting psychiatric disorders6
Suicidality Among College Students in Spain: Prevalence and Associations With Substance Use, Social Support, and Resilience6
Pregnancy loss experiences of couples in a phenomenological study: Gender differences within the Turkish sociocultural context6
Death education and photovoice at school: A workshop with Italian high school students6
Prolonged grief disorder among bereaved survivors after the 2011 Van Earthquake in Turkey6
Implicit measure of suicidal ideation in patients with depression6
Ethical judgment in assessing requests for medical assistance in dying in Canada and Quebec: What can we learn from other jurisdictions?6
Do interpersonal events buffer or worsen depressive and grief related symptoms in people bereaved through suicide?5
Forced and chosen transfers for medical assistance in dying (MAiD) before and during the COVID 19 pandemic: A mixed methods study5
Perception of grief responses: Are maladaptive grief responses and the stages of grief considered normal?5
The Two-Track Model of Dementia Grief and spousal response to illness and death5
Community-based death preparation and education: A scoping review5
Bereavement in Pakistan during the COVID-19 pandemic: Psychometric analysis of the Pandemic Grief Scale-Urdu Version (PGS-UV)5
Young adults’ experiences with loss and grief during COVID-195
Effectiveness of Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) in Lithuania5
The social health domain of people bereaved by a drug-related death and associations with professional help: A cross-sectional study5
Replication analysis of the COVID-19 Worry Scale5
Are unmet needs driving requests for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)? A qualitative study of Canadian MAiD providers5
Digital storytelling: Narrating meaning in bereavement5
Beyond a traumatic loss: The experiences of mourning alone after parental death during COVID-19 pandemic5
Psychometric validation of the French version of the Suicidal Ideation Attributes Scale (SIDAS-FR)5
Reasons for living among those with lived experience entering the suicide prevention workforce5
Operationalizing intersectionality as a framework in qualitative grief research5
Immediate bereavement experiences when a parent of dependent children has died of cancer: Funeral directors' perspectives5
Psychometric properties of the Coronavirus Anxiety Scale in a US college sample5
Forgive but not forget: From self-forgiveness to posttraumatic growth among suicide-loss survivors5
Overwhelming and unjust: A qualitative study of fathers’ experiences of grief following neonatal death5
Assistance in dying: Conditions for international comparison5
The lived experience of bereaved Iranian families with COVID-19 grief4
“Perhaps something of beauty can grow:” experiences of care farming for grief4
Thinking for healing: The role of mentalization deficits as moderator in the link between complicated grief and suicide ideation among suicide-loss survivors4
Posttraumatic growth following a drug-related death: A family perspective4
Grief Impairment Scale: A biopsychosocial measure of grief-related functional impairment4
How we continue bonds with deceased persons: The proximity-seeking behavior scale4
Parents’ religious/spiritual beliefs, practices, changes and needs after pregnancy or neonatal loss—A Danish cross-sectional study4
Slovak adaptation of the Coronavirus Anxiety Scale4
French-Canadian validation of the Traumatic Grief Inventory-Self Report (TGI-SR)4
Prolonged grief and posttraumatic growth among middle-aged and older widowed persons: A latent class analysis and testing for the role of social support4
The “men in grief” phenomenon among suicide bereaved Chinese men in Hong Kong4
Predictive factors associated with death depression in women with breast cancer4
Perceptions of ideal grief and continuing bonds: Undergraduate student survey on persistent complex bereavement disorder4
Rebuilding wellbeing: Understanding the role of self-criticism, anger rumination, and death distress after the February 6, 2023, Türkiye Earthquake4
Traumatic experiences and resilience: Associations with mental health, death attitudes, and religion in university students4
A systematic review of the relationship between death anxiety, capability for suicide, and suicidality3
The relational landscape of bereavement after anticipated death: An interpretive model3
Effects of mortality awareness on attitudes toward dying and death and meaning in life—a randomized controlled trial3
The effectiveness of a brief intervention to increase the likelihood of advance care planning among college students3
Personality traits and fears of death and dying predict ageism3
Key issues, challenges, and preferred supports for those bereaved by suicide: Insights from postvention experts3
Spirituality in Brazilian family caregivers of patients with cancer from the end-of-life care to bereavement3
Life is but a digital memory3
The impact of anencephaly on parents: A mixed-methods study3
Parents experience of using “cold” facilities at a children’s hospice after the death of their baby: A qualitative study3
The meaning of patient deaths for professional caregivers: A quantitative construct validation3
“If you die a bad death, we give you a bad burial:” Mortuary practices and “bad death” among the Akan in Ghana3
Perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness influence the childhood polyvictimization and suicide ideation association among Hispanic undergraduates3
Bereaved parents’ needs regarding hospital based bereavement care after the death of a child to cancer3
Neither here nor there and a little bit of both: The ambiguous loss experience of parents who lost a baby to sudden infant death syndrome3
Perceptions of mental health nurses toward caring for suicidal hospital inpatients in Saudi Arabia3
How healthcare providers’ own death anxiety influences their communication with patients in end-of-life care: A thematic analysis3
Perception of death and preference for end-of-life care among Asian Buddhists living in Montreal, Canada3
“This pregnancy makes sense”: Experiences of women who have decided to continue pregnancy after lethal fetal diagnosis3
The parental role before and after SIDS3
Death attitudes among older Asian and Pacific Islander Americans: The role of religiosity, spirituality, and psychosocial health factors3
“Like climbing a glass wall”: Suicide survivors in an Italian province3
Non-suicidal self-injury and suicidal behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil3
The role of sense of coherence and emotion regulation difficulties in the relationship between early maladaptive schemas and grief3
Beyond “altruism motivates body donation”3
Testing terror management theory in advanced cancer3
Community stakeholder and opinion formation toward end-of-life planning in Chinese community in Australia3
Embodied meaning making: Memorial tattoos as a visual expression of grief3
Older individuals’ perceptions of a good death: A systematic literature review3
Suicide deaths following police contact: A review of coronial inquest findings3
Assistance in dying across borders: How the transnational circulations of persons, terms and themes influence the construction of a public problem3
Partner bereavement when parenting dependent children: What factors influence adjustment?3
The impact of continuing bonds following bereavement: A systematic review3
Sources of social support and its importance for cancer-bereaved spouses and their minor children: A cross-sectional study3
Competing expectations: Advance care planning from the perspectives of doctors and nurses in the South-East Asian context3
Interventions for child and adolescent survivors of intrafamilial homicide: A review of the literature3
Frustrated interpersonal needs as a motivational moderator in the integrated motivational-volitional model3
Development of the Bereavement and Interpersonal Domains codebook2
Assessing the fear of COVID-19 scale among health care workers in Israel: a psychometric validation study2
TAPS Suicide Postvention ModelTM: A comprehensive framework of healing and growth2
Mental imagery and anxiety toward death in adolescents2
Qur’an course teachers’ views on death education for children aged 4–62
Death attitudes and Chinese college students’ mental health: A latent profile analysis2
What predicts suicidality among psychologists? An examination of risk and resilience2
Suicide among the elderly in France and Switzerland: What does the societal context tell us about the place of relatives?2
Development and psychometric validation of the Dying Imagery Scale-Revised2
Validating the Suicide Behavior Questionnaire-Revised among Filipino adults during the COVID-19 pandemic2
The suicide of Private Danny Chen: An interpersonal theory perspective2
Posttraumatic stress disorder symptom clusters, suicidal ideation, and social support in a clinical adolescent sample2
Belonging to a community of care: Mothers’ experiences of online peer support groups for parents having lost a child with congenital heart defects2
Applying terror management theory as a framework to understand the impact of heightened mortality salience on children, adolescents, and their parents: A systematic review2
Maternal grief in cross-cultural context: Selective neglect, replaceable infants and lifesaving names2
Evaluating the relationship between family resilience and grief-related symptoms: A preliminary analysis2
Operationalizing strategic objectives of suicide prevention policy: Police-led LOSST LIFFE model2
Correlates of end-of-life treatment preferences among young adults and older adults2
Validity of the Frequency of Suicidal Ideation Inventory in Brazilian adults2
Grief trajectories among bereaved parents after the 2011 Utøya terror attack: A qualitative analysis2
The ideal and the real: Patient and bereaved family caregiver perspectives on the significance of place of death2
Outcomes of the grief and communication family support intervention on parent and child psychological health and communication2
Daughters’ experiences of maternal bereavement during adolescence: A scoping review2
Orchestrating death in contemporary France: When the juridico-medical scansion at the end of life produces new ontologies2
“Doing” healthcare at end-of-life: Identity tensions, negotiations, and conflicts2
Experiences of Black South African widows regarding mourning rituals following the death of their spouses: Upholding cultural practices or violating human rights?2
Preparedness for caregiving and preparedness for death: Associations and modifiable thereafter factors among family caregivers of patients with advanced cancer in specialized home care2
Attitudes promoting coping with death anxiety among parents of children with disabilities2
Death anxiety, self-worth, and exposure to human donor remains: A longitudinal study of Irish medical students2
Developing a theoretically grounded, digital, ecological momentary intervention for parental bereavement care using the ORBIT model—Phase 12
Bereavement among Israeli parents who lost children in military service: Protective factors for coping with loss2
“So, whose milk was it? … It became all of ours, together”: A relational autoethnographic study of an interactional human milk donation process through bereavement2
Suicidal ideation in university students in Lithuania amid the COVID-19 pandemic: A prospective study with pre-pandemic measures2
Googling for suicide in Croatia: A mixed-methods study2
Prolonged grief, emotion regulation and loss-related factors: An investigation based on cognitive and behavioral conceptualization2
Psychometric properties of the Coronavirus Anxiety Scale (CAS) in Brazil2
Mindfulness exercises reduce death anxiety and burnout in intensive care nurses2
The development of an individual differences end-of-life treatment preferences scale2
Development and initial test of the self-report grief and bereavement assessment2
The indirect effect of generativity on fear of death through ego-integrity holds when controlling for spirituality2
Grief and bereavement beliefs among U. S. mental health professionals and the general public2
Personal growth in bereaved students: Associations with support, grief, and distress2
Quality of life and loneliness post-bereavement: Results from a nationwide survey of bereaved older adults2
“I grieve because I loved her:” Bereaved parents’ perceptions of a mindfulness-based retreat2
Mortality salience in an offline and online setting2
The presence of death in Spanish education law (1812–2006)2
Death at home: Iranian nurses’, cancer patients’, and family caregivers’ attitudes2
Social stigma of suicide in South Korea: A cultural perspective2
Investigating the applicability of the Two-Track Model of Bereavement to a Southern sample of African American adults2
Dead in life. Lives pierced by death2
Disembodied ritual: An explorative study on the meanings of physical absence during funerals by bereaved in times of COVID-192
To share or not to share? Evaluation of a strategic disclosure program for suicide attempt survivors2
Protective and risk factors in the grieving process among cancer-bereaved parents: A qualitative study2
Are funeral homes in the United States safe spaces for sexual and gender minorities? A website content analysis2
Validation of an ultra-short version of the posttraumatic growth inventory in Colombian adults exposed to COVID-192
“I can’t explain it”: An examination of social convoys and after death communication narratives2
Cannabis use and suicide risk among Gulf War veterans2
Stolen lives: What the dead teach us2
Rurality, reasons for living, and suicidal ideation among Australian men1
Exploring the process of adjustment following partner death in younger, widowed individuals: A qualitative systematic review1
MAiD as human connection: Stories and metaphors of physician providers’ existential lived experience1
The Turkish adaptation and psychometric characteristics of the COVID-19 Traumatic Stress Scale1
Depressed adolescents’ exposure to suicide attempts and suicide loss1
Shock, anger and bad deaths in Lihir: A reanalysis of grieving in Papua New Guinea1
“Life after him was just hell”: Young rural women’s lived experiences of widowhood in Rajasthan, India1
Learning from suicide deaths in Harris County, Texas1
Feasibility of brief online gatekeeper training for Japanese university students: A randomized controlled trial1
Mothers’ views on death education for children aged 4–61
Will they let me die? Perspectives of older Swiss adults on end-of-life issues1
Family group conferences for suicidal adolescents: Promising results from naturalistic case study research1
“Who is going to take care of these grandkids if I go?”: End-of-life planning by caregivers in grandparent-headed households1
A multidisciplinary perspective on physician-assisted dying in primary care in The Netherlands: A narrative interview study1
Who breaks bad news: Doctors, family caregivers or cancer patients? A qualitative study in Southern China1
Polish adaptation of the quality of relationships inventory—Bereavement version1