An Inquiry Into Healee's Perceptions of the Healing Experience

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dc.contributor.author Webb-Adams, Maggie
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-23T19:51:24Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-23T19:51:24Z
dc.date.issued 1988-11
dc.identifier.other 1988 .W42
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2092/1437
dc.description 57 leaves en_US
dc.description.abstract The 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.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Drake University en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Drake University, Division of Nursing;1988
dc.subject Nursing en_US
dc.subject Healing--Psychological aspects en_US
dc.title An Inquiry Into Healee's Perceptions of the Healing Experience en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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