Theoretical Approaches on Religion and Spirituality Affecting the Quality of Life in the Cancer Patients


ALBAYRAK A. , Yildirim I., Kurt E.

SAKARYA UNIVERSITESI ILAHIYAT FAKULTESI DERGISI-JOURNAL OF SAKARYA UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF THEOLOGY, vol.21, no.40, pp.349-376, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 40
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.17335/sakaifd.605552
  • Title of Journal : SAKARYA UNIVERSITESI ILAHIYAT FAKULTESI DERGISI-JOURNAL OF SAKARYA UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF THEOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.349-376

Abstract

The aim of this article is to demonstrate the relationship between quality of life and religion and spirituality (R/S) in cancer patients and to discuss the ways in which R/S can influence life quality. For this purpose, the subject was discussed with a theoretical approach in the context of related literature. Quality of life is a versatile and broad concept related to the level of satisfaction, happiness and satisfaction that an individual receives from life. The quality of life in cancer patients is regarded as a subjective statement of individual well-being, with physical, emotional, social, economic and spiritual dimensions. Based on the literature on the subject, it has been shown that R/S resources in cancer patients help to overcome problems related to diagnosis and treatment and to contribute to a better quality of life. The current approach in the oncology is to provide rehabilitation, care, and support services for patients, taking into account individual characteristics and needs, as well as medical treatment for longer and better quality of life. In this context, it is thought that R/S care and support in cancer patients will have positive effects on quality of life.