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With the support of a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation, we have compiled more than 150 patient and physician exemplars that provide a rich body of narrative to aid in the discovery of the qualities, traits or circumstances that give rise to the development of wisdom from adversity. Using an appreciative inquiry approach, our interviews with patients and physicians are helping us to map the steps in the journey to wisdom, much as earlier work by Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross did for the path through the stages of grief to acceptance.

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