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Meaning in illness 

Meaning in illness
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Meaning in illness
Author(s):

Tami Borneman

and Katherine Brown-Saltzman

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199332342.003.0035
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date: 12 November 2018

Finding meaning in illness is an important issue when facing the end of life. The process of finding meaning in illness involves a journey through sometimes very difficult transitions. A terminal illness can greatly impact the patient-caregiver relationship. It is essential for nurses to experience their own journey regarding the dying process and bring with them a willingness to be transformed by it.

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