Loss and Resilience in the Time of Covid-19: Meaning Making, Hope, and Transcendence

Author/s Froma Walsh
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2021/127
Language Italian Pages 23 P. 47-69 File size 713 KB
DOI 10.3280/TF2021-127004
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This article addresses the many complex and traumatic losses wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic. In contrast to individually based, symptom-focused grief work, a resilience-oriented, systemic approach with complex losses contextualizes the distress and mobilizes relational resources to support positive adaptation. Applying a family resilience framework to pandemic-related losses, discussion focuses on the importance of shared belief systems in (1) meaning-making processes; (2) a positive, hopeful outlook and active agency; and (3) transcendent values and spiritual moorings for inspiration, transformation, and positive growth. Practice guidelines are offered to facilitate adaptation and resilience.

Keywords: Family resilience; Complicated loss; Grief; Covid-19 pandemic; Family belief systems; Meaning making; Family adaption; Disaster recovery.

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Froma Walsh, Perdita e resilienza al tempo di Covid-19: creazione di significato, speranza e trascendenza in "TERAPIA FAMILIARE" 127/2021, pp 47-69, DOI: 10.3280/TF2021-127004