Provision of spiritual support to patients with advanced cancer by religious communities and associations with medical care at the end of life Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Neoplasms
  • Palliative Care
  • Quality of Life
  • Religion
  • Terminal Care

abstract

  • Terminally ill patients who are well supported by religious communities access hospice care less and aggressive medical interventions more near death. Spiritual care and EoL discussions by the medical team may reduce aggressive treatment, highlighting spiritual care as a key component of EoL medical care guidelines.

publication date

  • June 24, 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3791610

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.903

PubMed ID

  • 23649656

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1109

end page

  • 17

volume

  • 173

number

  • 12