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Grief and acceptance as opposite sides of the same coin: setting a research agenda to study peaceful acceptance of loss

  • Holly G. Prigerson (a1) and Paul K. Maciejewski (a2)

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Reflections on results of a recent study suggest that stages of grief might more accurately be described as states of grief. Resolution of grief coincides with increasing acceptance of loss. Research indicating how grief resolution promotes acceptance may prove clinically useful in easing emotional pain associated with loss.

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Dr Holly G. Prigerson, Center for Psycho-oncology and Palliative Care Research, Suite 530, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston MA 02115, USA. Email: holly_prigerson@dfci.harvard.edu

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Grief and acceptance as opposite sides of the same coin: setting a research agenda to study peaceful acceptance of loss

  • Holly G. Prigerson (a1) and Paul K. Maciejewski (a2)

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