A prospective descriptive study exploring hope, spiritual well-being, and quality of life in hospitalized patients.

Teri Britt Pipe, Ann Kelly, Gail LeBrun, Don Schmidt, Pamela Atherton, Carol Robinson

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A study evaluating relationships among interventions and outcomes of hope, spiritual well-being, quality of life and length of stay in hospitalized patients at admission, discharge, and 6 weeks after discharge is described. The findings highlight the importance of presence, listening; and other caring behaviors in the patient experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-253, 257
JournalMedsurg nursing : official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Medical–Surgical

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