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meaning of spirituality and spiritual care within nursing and health care practice a study of the perceptions of health care professionals, patients, and the public by Wilfred McSherry

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Published by Quay Books in London .
Written in English


  • Spiritual care (Medical care),
  • Medical care -- Religious aspects,
  • Spiritual care (Medical care) -- Research,
  • Spirituality -- Research,
  • Grounded theory

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementWilfred McSherry.
LC ClassificationsBX2350.7 .M38 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 318 p. :
Number of Pages318
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22545144M
ISBN 101856423417
ISBN 109781856423410
LC Control Number2008399936

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