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Spirituality and coping with chronic disease in pediatrics.

  title={Spirituality and coping with chronic disease in pediatrics.},
  author={Alexis Drutchas and Gowri Anandarajah},
  journal={Rhode Island medical journal},
  volume={97 3},
Chronic illnesses represent a growing burden of disease among children and adolescents, making it imperative to understand the factors that affect coping and medical adherence in this population. Spirituality has been identified as an important factor in the overall health and wellbeing of pediatric patients; however, in this regard, most studies have focused on pediatric palliative and end-of-life care. This article reviews childhood spirituality related to chronic disease coping. The existing… 

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