Illuminating meaning and transforming issues of spirituality in HIV disease and AIDS: an application of Parse's theory of human becoming.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Although numerous supportive therapies are available to challenge human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), no cure exists. Those with HIV disease and its sequelae must confront the reality of living with a complex, chronic illness. When addressing the many challenges associated with HIV disease and AIDS, individuals may experience issues associated with spirituality. The article synthesizes the concept of spirituality and identifies the possible issues associated with spirituality for individuals living with HIV disease and AIDS. Additionally, nursing strategies based on Parse's theory of human becoming are proposed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Relf, MV

Published Date

  • October 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 8

PubMed ID

  • 9384065

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-5138

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0887-9311

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00004650-199710000-00003


  • eng