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Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing:
RESEARCH DIMENSION: Applied Research

Discovering meaning and purpose during recovery from an acute myocardial infarction

Walton, Joni APRN, BC, CS, RRT, PhD

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Abstract

Spirituality can play a powerful role in recovery. This article explores spirituality in patients recovering from acute myocardial infarction (AMI). By understanding the influence of spirituality on recovery, nurses can help patients discover meaning and purpose in life after AMI and be a positive influence on patient recovery.

© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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