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‘I had to believe more in God’ How faith and spiritual practices comfort and challenge hospital workers

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Ajimol Lukose, a senior director of nursing at Swedish Hospital, prayed daily for her patients as well as praying for scientists to discover medication and treatment. She recounts seeing her staffers sit at patients’ deathbeds, praying for them, holding their hands. “Because the family couldn’t be there, they were the people supporting them spiritually, holding a hand, saying a prayer, and letting them go, letting their soul go.”

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