COVID's Lessons: End of Life and Grief

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The past year has made the end of life and grief a daily communal event, as we receive numbers from the headlines and news from friends and family. In the West, death and grief have often been private acts, but COVID-19, along with the twin pandemic of racism and its inherent grief, has altered how we tend to these universal aspects of human experience. In this conversation, we'll hear from a palliative care physician, a hospice nurse, and a scholar regarding lessons from this past year. 

Participants include:

  • Laurel Lyckholm, Clinical Professor, Hematology/Oncology and Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Liliane Akimpaye, On Call RN, Iowa City Hospice
  • Lori Erickson, Author of Near the Exit: Travels with the Not-So-Grim Reaper

Co-sponsored by the Iowa City Public Library. The event will be on the ICPL Zoom channel.

Free and open to the public.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Erin Hackathorn in advance at or (319) 335-4034.