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Keywords

holistic practice, intercessory prayer, nursing intervention, spiritual care

 

Authors

  1. Strang, Cecily Weller

Abstract

Is the use of intercessory prayer (IP) in modern nursing a valid practice? As discussed in current healthcare literature, IP is controversial, with authors offering support for and against the efficacy of the practice. This article reviews IP literature and research, concluding IP is a valid intervention for Christian nurses.