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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.


Written for course NU 712