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Janice Penrod - Professor of Nursing, Penn State University Park

Book Title: The Other Side of Sadness: What the new science of bereavement tellls us about life after loss

Author: George A. Bonanno

Book Description:

This book poignantly describes the complicated processes of bereavement that have been described by family caregivers in my research. Instead of focusing on the sadness of  loss, Bonanno re-frames the experience by highlighting the potential of human resilience in the face of adversity. His perspective is refreshingly optimistic, focused on personal growth and new insight. This account of bereavement mirrors the experiences of the many family caregivers who have participated in our ongoing research and is dedicated to those devoted to caring for a loved one facing a life-limiting illness, with the hope that we can better support these instrumental partners in care.

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