A prospective descriptive study exploring hope, spiritual well-being, and quality of life in hospitalized patients.

Abstract

A study evaluating relationships among interventions and outcomes of hope, spiritual well-being, quality of life and length of stay in hospitalized patients at admission, discharge, and 6 weeks after discharge is described. The findings highlight the importance of presence, listening; and other caring behaviors in the patient experience.

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@article{Pipe2008APD, title={A prospective descriptive study exploring hope, spiritual well-being, and quality of life in hospitalized patients.}, author={Teresa Britt Pipe and Ann H. Kelly and G Lebrun and Don Schmidt and Pamela J. Atherton and Carol L. Robinson}, journal={Medsurg nursing : official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses}, year={2008}, volume={17 4}, pages={247-53, 257} }