Spiritual coping mechanisms in chronically ill patients.

@article{Narayanasamy2002SpiritualCM,
  title={Spiritual coping mechanisms in chronically ill patients.},
  author={Aru Narayanasamy},
  journal={British journal of nursing},
  year={2002},
  volume={11 22},
  pages={1461-70}
}
Addressing spiritual needs is acknowledged as an essential component of holistic nursing care. Findings are emerging that suggest that chronic illness demands significant changes in patients' lifestyle. In such circumstances it is claimed that spiritual care can be therapeutic to patients (Cohen et al, 2000; Sherwood, 2000). This study was carried out in order to understand further the spiritual coping mechanisms of patients suffering from chronic illness. A qualitative methodology based on… CONTINUE READING

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