Spiritual thoughts, coping and 'sense of coherence' in brain tumour patients and their spouses.

@article{Strang2001SpiritualTC,
  title={Spiritual thoughts, coping and 'sense of coherence' in brain tumour patients and their spouses.},
  author={Susan Strang and Peter Strang},
  journal={Palliative medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={127-34}
}
When a person is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, existential questions are easily triggered. The aims of this study were to explore to what extent brain tumour patients and their next of kin were able to cope, understand and create meaning in their situation, to explore whether spirituality could be supportive and to analyse whether these concepts are related to Antonovsky's concept of sense of coherence. Using a purposive sampling technique, 20 patients and 16 of their next of kin… CONTINUE READING

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