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chronic illness, nursing, spirituality



  1. Creel, Eileen DNS, RN
  2. Tillman, Ken PhD, RN


A phenomenological approach was used to uncover the meaning of spirituality for 11 nonreligious participants with a chronic illness. Spirituality for these participants was revealed through the themes of beliefs, spiritual awakening, and spiritual enhancement. This study supports each person as uniquely spiritual with spiritual needs that could be enhanced.