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Volume 4, Pages 124-133
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2004.10
Research Article

Quality of Life as Medicine III. A Qualitative Analysis of the Effect of a Five-Day Intervention with Existential Holistic Group Therapy or a Quality of Life Course as a Modern Rite of Passage

1The Quality of Life Research Center, Teglgårdstræde 4-8, DK-1452 Copenhagen K, Denmark
2Vejlby Lokalcenter, Vejlby, Denmark
3Institute of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
4Quality of Life Bookstore, Copenhagen, Denmark
5Norwegian School of Management, Sandvika, Norway
6National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Office of the Medical Director, Division for Mental Retardation, Ministry of Social Affairs, Jerusalem and Zusman Child Development Center, Division of Pediatrics and Community Health, Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel

Received 18 November 2003; Revised 2 February 2004; Accepted 3 February 2004

Academic Editor: Daniel T. L. Shek

Copyright © 2004 Soren Ventegodt et al.

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