Interviews with Dr. Boss


Interviews, Podcasts, Presentations

Stress and Resilience During Tough Times

Professor Emeritus Pauline Boss discusses the stress of losses—both clear, such as a loved one’s death, and those that are ambiguous, such as not being able to be on campus or see friends. This event was part of the Scholar Spotlight series, sponsored by the College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota.

Duet Family Caregiver Event: Guilt, Grief, and Guideposts with Dr. Pauline Boss and Kathy Ritchie

Duet: Partners In Health & Aging brings back Dr. Pauline Boss and Kathy Ritchie for a virtual family caregiver event to offer help and hope to family caregivers. Dr. Pauline Boss explains why feelings of guilt are likely to be part of a caregiver's normal grief process and offers guideposts for resilience and moving forward despite ambiguous loss. She also shares ideas from her latest book, The Myth of Closure: Ambiguous Loss in a Time of Pandemic and Change (to be released in mid-December 2021 by W. W. Norton). Journalist Kathy Ritchie has reported extensively on multiple aspects of caregiving. Currently, she is an editor for Next Avenue, a digital publication focusing on aging adults 50 plus.

Conversation with Caregivers: Exploring Ambiguous Loss

Sponsored by the Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

The Myth of Closure: Ambiguous Loss in a Time of Pandemic (The Brainwaves Video Anthology)

Pauline Boss, PhD, discusses her book, The Myth of Closure: Ambiguous Loss in a Time of Pandemic and Change (W. W. Norton, 2022)

Advice for Caregivers as Pandemic Persists

Jose Cardenas, host of "Horizonte," Arizona PBS, interviews Dr. Pauline Boss

Dealing with Ambiguous Loss in Time of COVID

Ahmed Tharwat interviews Dr. Pauline Boss

Family Caregiver Virtual Symposium

Pauline Boss, PhD, and Arthur Kleinman, M.D. shared their professional expertise as academicians, researchers, clinical practitioners, and authors, as well as relate their personal experiences as caregivers to their beloved spouses. Sponsored by Duet: Partners in Health & Aging, Phoenix, AZ

What is "Ambiguous Loss" Caused by Disaster?

by Shiho Watanabe

The Asahi Shimbun Globe

Ambiguous Loss and the 2020 Pandemic

Mind of State Podcast, Betty Teng & Jonathan Kopp interview Dr. Boss.

Living the Questions, It's Really Settling in Now, the Losses Large and Small

On Being, Krista Tippett interviews Dr. Boss

On Being, a Care Package for Uncertain Times

Podcasts, poetry, meditations, reflections, including Krista Tippett's interview with Dr., Boss, "Navigating Loss Without Closure."

All the Things We Have to Mourn Now

The Atlantic, Joe Pinsker interviews Dr. Boss.

UMN Family Therapist, Q & A: Grieving the Losses Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Pioneer Press, Mary Devine

Finding Meaning and Hope Video Discussion Series for Caregivers

Launched in 2018

Based on Loving Someone Who Has Dementia (Jossey-Bass, 2011) by Dr. Boss

Offered by Duet; Partners in Health & Aging; Phoenix, Arizona

Ambiguous Loss - The [De]Constructionists Podcast