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ISRN Nursing
Volume 2012, Article ID 320145, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/320145
Research Article

Patients' and Caregivers' Attributes in a Meaningful Care Encounter: Similarities and Notable Differences

School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Mälardalen University, P.O. Box 325, 631 05 Eskilstuna, Sweden

Received 14 March 2012; Accepted 3 April 2012

Academic Editors: N. Jarrett, V. Lohne, and M. Miyashita

Copyright © 2012 Ingrid Snellman et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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