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Journal of Aging Research
Volume 2011, Article ID 390427, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.4061/2011/390427
Research Article

Faith and End of Life in Nursing Homes

1Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Public Policy Building, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Room 214, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
2Behavioral Research Institute, Arcadia University, 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19138, USA
3Doctoral Program in Gerontology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Public Policy Building, 1000 Hilltop Circle, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA

Received 7 March 2011; Accepted 16 March 2011

Academic Editor: Laraine Winter

Copyright © 2011 Robert L. Rubinstein 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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