Journal of Religion and Health
Spirituality is considered a universal phenomenon, but research addressing the spiritual needs of adolescents in the context of health and illness is limited. The aim of this article is to provide a description of how the spiritual development framework (SDF) was used in conducting research with adolescents. An exemplar of a qualitative descriptive study is provided to demonstrate applicability of the SDF. The SDF was used as a guiding theoretical framework in conducting research with adolescents living with sickle cell disease. The SDF is culturally applicable and methodologically appropriate. Additional research applying the SDF is warranted.
Clayton-Jones, Dora L.; Haglund, Kristin; Schaefer, Jame; Koenig, Harold C.; and Dalmida, Safiya George, "Use of the Spiritual Development Framework in Conducting Spirituality and Health Research with Adolescents" (2019). College of Nursing Faculty Research and Publications. 601.
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