The lived experiences of spiritual suffering and the healing process among Taiwanese patients with terminal cancer.

@article{Chio2008TheLE,
  title={The lived experiences of spiritual suffering and the healing process among Taiwanese patients with terminal cancer.},
  author={Chung-Ching Chio and Fu-Jin Shih and J. -F. Chiou and Hsiao-Wei Lin and Fei-Hsiu Hsiao and Yu-Ting Chen},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={735-43}
}
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The purposes of this study were to explore the lived experiences of spiritual suffering and the change mechanism in healing processes among Taiwanese patients with terminal cancer. METHODS The approach to this study was phenomenological-hermeneutic. Twenty-one patients with terminal cancer were invited to participate in a semi-structured interview that dealt with their experiences of spiritual suffering and the healing process. This study was conducted in the inpatient… CONTINUE READING

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