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

Abstract

IMPORTANCE Previous studies report associations between medical utilization at the end-of-life (EoL) and religious coping and spiritual support from the medical team. However, the influence of clergy and religious communities on EoL outcomes is unclear. OBJECTIVE To determine whether spiritual support from religious communities influences terminally ill… (More)
DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.903