Stages of Religious Faith and Reactions to Terminal Cancer

Volume
Volume 21
Issue
Fall 1993
Title
Stages of Religious Faith and Reactions to Terminal Cancer
Abstract

This study focused on the impact of terminal cancer on the lives of patients and their spouses as a function of the stage of religious faith of the subjects. Patients at more complex stages of faith reported higher overall quality of life; higher quality of socioeconomic life, family life, and psychological and spiritual life; and greater marital intimacy than patients at simpler stages of faith. Patients, regardless of stage of faith, reported the most important factor in their quality of life was their personal relationships, and this importance increased after the diagnosis of cancer. The spouses' quality of life seemed mostly related to the state of the patients' health.

Authors
Dr. S. Fuller, R. Clements and Dr. C.H. Swensen
Pages
238 - 245
Price
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