Primetime: “I Have a Son Named Jacob”: Applying the Continuing Bonds Theory

Primetime: “I Have a Son Named Jacob”: Applying the Continuing Bonds Theory
Date Tuesday, April 18, 2023
11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
FeaturingDr. Nancy Brule, Professor of Communication Studies
Location University Library - View maps and directions
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr St Paul MN 55112
Instructions for GuestsJoin us in person or via Zoom.
SponsorsFaculty Development and Friends of the BU Library.

Event Description

Join Dr. Nancy Brule, Professor of Communication Studies as she shares about the chapter she has written for the book Narrative and Grief: Autoethnographies of Loss which explores the Continuing Bonds Theory through the use of narrative.

Continuing bonds theory works towards normalizing a continuing relationship with loved ones even after they’ve died. It focuses on how we contend with sudden losses or extended and anticipated deaths of a loved one suffering from a terminal illness. It also encourages embracing our changed lives as we work through issues of guilt, abandonment, and anger triggered by our loved one’s death.

Questions?

Ann Gannon at agannon@bethel.edu.