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The Spiritual Challenges Faced by Family Caregivers of Patients With Cancer

A Qualitative Study

Nemati, Shahnaz MN; Rassouli, Maryam PhD; ilkhani, Mahnaz DClinP; Baghestani, Ahmad Reza PhD

doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000198
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This qualitative study was conducted to investigate the spiritual challenges faced by Iranian family caregivers of patients with cancer. The findings showed, 2 main themes, including “spiritual crisis” and “spiritual coherence”, and 6 classes, including “spiritual distress”, “disappointment,” “faith and trust in God,” “praying,” “inner peace,” and “transcendence.”

Pediatric Nursing Department, School of Nursing and Midwifery (Dr Rassouli), Continuing Education Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery (Dr ilkhani), and Department of Statistics, Faculty of Medicine (Dr Baghestani), Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Ms Nemati is a PhD Condidate Nursing at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Correspondence: Maryam Rassouli, PhD, Department of Pediatric and NICU Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran (Rassouli.m@gmail.com).

The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

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