FEATURESThe Effect of Spiritual Care on Adolescents Coping With CancerTorabi, Faeze MSc; Rassouli, Maryam PhD, RN; Nourian, Manighea PhD, RN; Borumandnia, Nasrin PhD; Shirinabadi Farahani, Azam PhD, RN; Nikseresht, Fatemeh MScAuthor Information Imam Hossein Hospital, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran (Ms Torabi); and Nursing and Midwifery School (Dr Rassouli), Department of Pediatric and NICU Nursing (Drs Nourian and Farahani), Biostatistics (Dr Borumandnia), and Shohada-e Tajrish Hospital (Ms Nikseresht), Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Correspondence: Maryam Rassouli, PhD, RN, Nursing and Midwifery School, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran ([email protected]). This study was funded by the Research Council of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences is part of an MSc thesis in pediatric nursing approved by this council. The project was registered at the Iranian Registry of Clinical Trials under the code IRCT2014041317250N1.Hereby, the researchers would like to express their gratitude to the participants as well as to Dr Julie Visit Stiller (Associate Professor, Simmons School of Nursing in Boston), Dr Farah Lotfi-Kashani, and Dr Mehdi Fani for their help in the design of the intervention program.The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Holistic Nursing Practice: May/June 2018 - Volume 32 - Issue 3 - p 149-159 doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000263 Buy Metrics Abstract People's experiences of living with cancer suggest that spirituality creates purpose and meaning in life for patients. Strengthening spirituality has positive effects on coping, mental health, and symptoms of the disease. This study examines the effect of spiritual care on adolescents coping with cancer. This research is a single-group, quasi-experimental, pre-/poststudy conducted on 32 adolescents. The spiritual care program was presented individually and face to face over six 45-minute sessions held on the admission days. Data were collected using the Ways of Coping Questionnaire by Lazarus and Folkman. A significant difference was observed between the pretest and posttest mean values in all the coping subscales, which suggests the effect of spiritual care on adolescents' coping with cancer, but no significant differences were observed between the posttest and follow-up mean values, which shows the importance of the continuity of spiritual care in adolescent patients. According to the results, spirituality-based care programs offered by nurses can positively affect adolescents' coping with cancer and improve their overall coping. © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.