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Nurs Forum. 2008 Jan-Mar;43(1):12-23. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6198.2008.00091.x.

Happiness: theoretical and empirical considerations.

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Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Alexandria, Egypt. akb7@case.edu

Abstract

TOPIC:

Although happiness is important in maintaining health, few studies of happiness can be found in the nursing literature.

PURPOSE:

This paper explicates the concept of happiness through examination of its defining attributes, antecedents, consequences, and measurement.

SOURCES OF INFORMATION:

Literature review using hand search, and databases were used as sources of information.

CONCLUSION:

The information provided can be used in clinical practice so that nursing strategies can be developed and tested to help people to become happy and healthy.

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