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Spiritual support for people living with HIV/AIDS: A Brazilian explorative, descriptive study.
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PMID:  23186525     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In this exploratory and descriptive research, we identified the meaning of religion and spirituality in the experience of patients at a public health service for treatment of HIV/AIDS in a Brazilian upcountry town. Eight participants were selected through theoretical sampling. Data were collected through semistructured interviews, and analyzed by means of qualitative content analysis. The emerging themes were religion: a path to support, and God is everything. Religion, as a path that leads patients to different sources of support, included exploration of different churches, acknowledgment of guilt, and finding strength to cope with the disease, rationalization of the disease process, meeting other churchgoers, and finding God and faith. God, an important source of support, was present in prayers, in the belief in healing through faith, and in the feeling of comfort and relief. Because spirituality and religion were seen as important sources of support, in this study we that health professionals include these aspects in care planning.
Camila Roberto da Costa Borges Caixeta; Lucila Castanheira Nascimento; Iara Cristina da Silva Pedro; Semiramis Melani Melo Rocha
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing & health sciences     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1442-2018     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Health Sci     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100891857     Medline TA:  Nurs Health Sci     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  514-9     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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© 2012 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
Programme on Health Promotion, University of Franca, Franca.
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