Spiritual distress and the nursing response: theoretical considerations and counselling skills.

@article{Burnard1987SpiritualDA,
  title={Spiritual distress and the nursing response: theoretical considerations and counselling skills.},
  author={Philip Burnard},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={1987},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={377-82}
}
Spiritual distress may be described as the failure to invest life with meaning. It is a condition that may be met by nurses in a variety of settings. This paper examines some of the issues and some of the practical skills involved in counselling those who experience such distress. Considerable reference is made to the literature on this vast topic in order that the issues under discussion may be followed up. 

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