The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Psychological benefits of forgiveness: A resolution for 2008

    The source of forgiveness and the forgiver’s expectations appear to affect the potential benefits.

    First, the details.

    • The data come from a nationwide (US) survey of older adults.

    And, the results.

    • Forgiving others tends to enhance psychological well?being.
    • And the health benefits are greater than the benefits associated with forgiveness by God.
    • However, forgiveness by God may be involved because older people who feel God forgives them are less likely to expect transgressors to perform acts of contrition.
    • People who do require transgressors to perform acts of contrition experience more psychological distress than those who forgive unconditionally.

    The bottom line?
    Are you up to what it takes to gain the emotional relief that comes with forgiveness?

    1/3/08 14:35 JR

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