TITLE

EXTENDING THE TRADITION OF GIVING THANKS: RECOGNIZING THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GRATITUDE

AUTHOR(S)
Alspach, Grif
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Dec2009, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the health benefits of gratitude. Studies show that conveying thanks in a simple and straightforward manner reflect psychological, social and physical gains that promote psychological health. It presents the nature, origin and definitions of gratitude. Psychological benefits include optimism while social benefits may include reciprocal kindness in the form of helping others.
ACCESSION #
45462726

 

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