Cancer Fatalism—Spiritual Perspectives

@article{Powe2004CancerFP,
  title={Cancer Fatalism—Spiritual Perspectives},
  author={Barbara D. Powe},
  journal={Journal of Religion and Health},
  year={2004},
  volume={36},
  pages={135-144}
}
Cancer fatalism is a deterrent to participation in cancer screening. Cancer fatalism represents a surrender of the human spirit to perceptions of hopelessness, powerlessness, worthlessness, and social despair. In contrast, spirituality enhances hope and coping abilities. This correlational pilot study investigated the relationship between cancer fatalism and spirituality among rural, elderly individuals. This knowledge may provide insight into ways to negate the influence of cancer fatalism… CONTINUE READING

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