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dc.contributor.authorWebb-Adams, Maggie
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-23T19:51:24Z
dc.date.available2010-09-23T19:51:24Z
dc.date.issued1988-11
dc.identifier.other1988 .W42
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2092/1437
dc.description57 leavesen_US
dc.description.abstractThe problem. This study described the healing experience and its meaning for five individuals who received healing in the context of a Catholic healing mass. Procedure. Each of the five subjects were interviewed twice and extensive field notes were accumulated. The subjects were asked to describe their healing experience and then asked "What did this experience mean to you?". The second interview was utilized to validate and clarify the researcher's understanding of the data. Findings. Each of the five healees considered themselves to have had an experience which affected them physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. The healings were defined by the healee and included the stabilization of a cancer process, total and partial relief of chronic back problems, relief of persistent tachycardia, and total relief of kidney area pain. Each healee had developed preparatory behavior for continued healing experiences. None of the healees perceived their experience to conflict with, or be in lieu of, their traditional medical and nursing care. Conclusions. The strongest theme in the findings was of a relationship between belief and healing outcome. Recommendations. Further studies are needed in the area oi nontraditional healing.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherDrake Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDrake University, Division of Nursing;1988
dc.subjectNursingen_US
dc.subjectHealing--Psychological aspectsen_US
dc.titleAn Inquiry Into Healee's Perceptions of the Healing Experienceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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