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Master of Science (MS)
This essay presents a theoretical definition of the nursing diagnosis, Spirirtual Distress. Indicators of spiritual distress are developed through a review of literature using Stallwood and Stoll's five basic needs for relationship as a framework. An instrument to measure distress of the human spirit in the responsive adult is developed from the indicators. Preliminary reliability and validity testing is reported.
Flesner, Ruby S., "Development of a Measure to Assess Spiritual Distress in the Responsive Adult" (1981). Master's Theses (1922-2009) Access restricted to Marquette Campus. 3253.