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coping, self-transcendence, spirituality, well-being



  1. Teixeira, M. Elizabeth MS, APRN, BC, CDE


Self-transcendence is a quality inherent in every human being. This process toward personal transformation is instrumental in finding true meaning and purpose in life. When faced with adversity, self-transcendence can be a powerful coping strategy. Clarity of this concept will assist nurses in providing holistic interventions that promote and facilitate self-transcendence.