ENHANCING SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING AMONG CANCER PATIENTS THROUGH RELATIONSHIPS WITH ONESELF, OTHERS, AND GOD
Received 2023-01-17; Accepted 2023-02-25; Published 2023-06-06
The objective of this review was to assess the body of research in spiritually-based studies to demonstrate that connections between cancer patients and themselves, other people, and God lead to greater cancer recovery or survival rates. This review specifically looked at the prevalence and methods used to evaluate the significance of these relationships for cancer patients in enhancing their spiritual well-being. Eleven studies were ultimately included in this analysis after a thorough search of available English language literature. Findings showed that patients' ability to learn to live with cancer is significantly impacted by the common spiritual focus on connection with oneself, others, and God. Additionally, the benefits that cancer patients experienced were highlighted by the studies. The results also highlighted the benefits attained by cancer patients as a result of the actions taken in each type of connection for improved disease-coping skills.
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