Spiritual distress and integrity in palliative and non-palliative patients.

  title={Spiritual distress and integrity in palliative and non-palliative patients.},
  author={Francis Buxton},
  journal={British journal of nursing},
  volume={16 15},
Twenty-two patients in a Midlands acute hospital Trust supplied recorded narratives of their experience of spiritual distress, their hopes for spiritual integrity, and any means that were proving helpful in moving from distress to integrity. The research subjects included both patients in palliative care and those undergoing various therapies. There was little difference between the responses of these two groups. The most frequently expressed spiritual distress centred on the sense of 'not… CONTINUE READING

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