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LOPEZ CORTES, Rafael. There is always something good behind the bad things: Another perspective of Crohn's disease. Index Enferm [online]. 2012, vol.21, n.1-2, pp.82-85. ISSN 1699-5988.

Through the biographical story narrated by Rafael, a patient with Crohn's disease and president of a provincial association of people diagnosed with Crohn's disease, we will approach to a different way of seeing and living the reality of a chronic illness. To succeed in it, we have followed a qualitative and descriptive methodology that allows us to understand, from the words of the informant, the importance of the information as well as the support and help, which can be exchanged in a specific moment by those people who have lived a vital experience, not an identical one but very similar. Besides, it is also an opportunity to know a view to face and overcome the negative experiences of life from the optimism and the hope. Eventually, the final aim is to improve and increase the quality of life.

Palabras clave : Crohn's disease; Quality of life; Qualitative Research.

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