Implications of forgiveness enhancement in patients with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome

Loren Toussaint, Mary Overvold-Ronningen, Ann Vincent, Connie Luedtke, Mary Whipple, Tina Schriever, Frederic Luskin

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Abstract

The purpose of this review is to examine forgiveness as a means to enhance coping with the emotional sequelae of two disorders, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. As with many chronic illnesses, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue often result in a host of negative emotions including, anger, stress, fear, and depression. We contend that learning to become more forgiving may be a complementary treatment to cope with the ongoing stress, frustration, and negative emotions that result from these two conditions. Our review includes descriptive information on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, a brief review of the literature on anger and its influence on health, a review of the connections between forgiveness and wellbeing, and methods to enhance forgiveness in patients' lives. We conclude with a conceptual model that we hope will be useful to design and/or evaluate work on forgiveness in these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-139
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Health Care Chaplaincy
Volume16
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2010

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Keywords

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Forgiveness

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  • Clinical Psychology
  • Health(social science)
  • Religious studies
  • Medicine(all)

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Toussaint, L., Overvold-Ronningen, M., Vincent, A., Luedtke, C., Whipple, M., Schriever, T., & Luskin, F. (2010). Implications of forgiveness enhancement in patients with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 16(3-4), 123-139. https://doi.org/10.1080/08854726.2010.492713

Implications of forgiveness enhancement in patients with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. / Toussaint, Loren; Overvold-Ronningen, Mary; Vincent, Ann; Luedtke, Connie; Whipple, Mary; Schriever, Tina; Luskin, Frederic.

In: Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, Vol. 16, No. 3-4, 07.2010, p. 123-139.

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Toussaint, L, Overvold-Ronningen, M, Vincent, A, Luedtke, C, Whipple, M, Schriever, T & Luskin, F 2010, 'Implications of forgiveness enhancement in patients with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome', Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, vol. 16, no. 3-4, pp. 123-139. https://doi.org/10.1080/08854726.2010.492713
Toussaint L, Overvold-Ronningen M, Vincent A, Luedtke C, Whipple M, Schriever T et al. Implications of forgiveness enhancement in patients with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy. 2010 Jul;16(3-4):123-139. https://doi.org/10.1080/08854726.2010.492713
Toussaint, Loren ; Overvold-Ronningen, Mary ; Vincent, Ann ; Luedtke, Connie ; Whipple, Mary ; Schriever, Tina ; Luskin, Frederic. / Implications of forgiveness enhancement in patients with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. In: Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy. 2010 ; Vol. 16, No. 3-4. pp. 123-139.
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