Spirituality and religion in oncology.

@article{Peteet2013SpiritualityAR,
  title={Spirituality and religion in oncology.},
  author={John R Peteet and Michael J. Balboni},
  journal={CA: a cancer journal for clinicians},
  year={2013},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={280-9}
}
Despite the difficulty in clearly defining and measuring spirituality, a growing literature describes its importance in oncology and survivorship. Religious/spiritual beliefs influence patients' decision-making with respect to both complementary therapies and aggressive care at the end of life. Measures of spirituality and spiritual well-being correlate with quality of life in cancer patients, cancer survivors, and caregivers. Spiritual needs, reflective of existential concerns in several… CONTINUE READING
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