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Treatment and Spiritual Care in Mental Health: Recovery As a Journey, Not a Destination

Neathery, Melissa

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000475
Feature: CE Connection: practice

ABSTRACT: Recovery in mental illness is a person-oriented process that involves self-determination/choice, and growth potential. This article discusses eight components of recovery-oriented treatment, and how nurses in any setting can facilitate recovery and encourage the healthy role of spirituality in clients' lives during the recovery process. Biblical references relating to each component of the recovery-oriented process are offered.

Melissa Neathery, MSN, RN, is a clinical assistant professor at Baylor University School of Nursing, Dallas, Texas. She has taught psychiatric nursing in didactic and clinical settings for 15 years, with an interest in promoting spiritual care.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Accepted by peer-review 2/13/17.

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