Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing (ND)
Purpose: Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) is chronic relapsing disease and requires intense rehabilitation. A link between spirituality and addiction recovery. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether addressing spiritual concerns among hospitalized patients with OUD warrants a specific intervention to assist patients with their unique spiritual needs.
Methods: This qualitative-only study recruited fourteen eligible participants and resulted in five qualitative interviews. The FICA Spiritual Assessment Tool© was used to conduct the interviews and all interviews were coded for theme development.
Results: The results of this study demonstrated that spirituality as a phenomenon in addiction recovery can be determined and used for the benefit of the patient.
Implications: Findings from this study will lead to further research on validated interventions that leverage spirituality.
Ammon, MSN, MBA, DNP, Carol A.; Boyer, PsyD, Stacey; Dutton, MDiv, PD, Stephen; and Slater, PhD, Courtney, "Spirituality and Opioid Addiction Recovery" (2021). Theses & Dissertations. 21.