Spiritual health strategies for the COVID-19 pandemic

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  • Syed Mahmood Department of Family and Community Medicine King Khalid University, Abha, KSA

Keywords:

COVID-19, Coronavirus, Spiritual health

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2020-07-07

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Mahmood, S. (2020). Spiritual health strategies for the COVID-19 pandemic. Research & Humanities in Medical Education, 7, 163-164. Retrieved from https://www.rhime.in/ojs/index.php/rhime/article/view/337

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