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adolescence, developmental theory, Erickson, faith, Fowler, Gilligan, Kohlberg, nursing, Piaget, spirituality



  1. Haley, Janice M.


ABSTRACT: Developmental theories can help nurses better understand how to support patients in their care. Adolescence, a particularly tumultuous period for many, is an opportune time for nurses to support the development of identity and faith, especially for nurse practitioners (NPs) who may be in longer-term outpatient relationships. Nursing interventions are offered to assist in supporting adolescent faith development.