Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Coping at Death in Atheists and Religious Patients

An interesting blog post at KevinMD, with peer-reviewed references. Bottom line: the religious fight death with more aggressive end-of-life measures (reported in the last year) but are better-adjusted at death. My own bias suggests that this latter result stems from less community for the non-religious - until now, that is - but I don't have data to support that. Anecdotally I can tell you that very recently I lost someone close to me who was so far as I know non-religious and was as accepting as I could imagine anyone being.

1 comment:

kd said...

Interesting indeed--thanks for posting this.