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Keywords

Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), nursing, spirituality

 

Authors

  1. Jefferson, Khara

Abstract

ABSTRACT: The lifelong, chronic nature of Crohn's disease produces incessant stress that affects individuals physically, emotionally, and socially. Coping with the symptoms and treatment is improved when persons engage their faith and spiritual resources. Clear understanding of the physical and emotional aspects of Crohn's can support a person's ability to manage the disease. Knowledge of emerging treatments also provides nurses with hopeful input to share with their patients.