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Discovering meaning and purpose during recovery from an acute myocardial infarction

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

Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: January/February 2002 - Volume 21 - Issue 1 - pp 36-43
RESEARCH DIMENSION: Applied Research

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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Joni Walton, APRN,BC, CS, RRT, PhD, is a qualitative researcher working at St. Peter’s Hospital in Helena, Mont., providing spiritual support for hospice patients and staff. She is researching spirituality of patients on dialysis.

© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.