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Spirituality in Cancer Care (PDQ®)

  • Last Modified: 09/20/2012

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Changes to This Summary (09/20/2012)

The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.

Relation of Religion and Spirituality to Adjustment, Quality of Life, and Health Indices

Added text about a study of spirituality and the use of complementary therapies in advanced cancer (cited Trinkaus et al. as reference 25).

Modes of Intervention

Added text about a study on the viewpoints of patients, physicians, and nurses on patient-practitioner prayer in the setting of advanced cancer (cited Balboni et al. as reference 9).

This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Supportive and Palliative Care Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.