Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (open access)
Dr. Marian Tabi
Rationale Implementing spirituality practices in healthcare is not heavily emphasized yet has the potential to increase positive patient outcomes.
Hypothesis If an individual identifies with having a strong sense of spirituality, then they will have decreased negative reactions towards dying.
Methods Data was collected via distribution and processing of surveys on the Statesboro campus of Georgia Southern University. The survey included a series of questions regarding general demographics, strength of spirituality, feelings associated with death, and coping ability. The information collected was processed through SPSS in order to evaluate correlations present.
Results It was found that individuals who indicated they frequently practiced their spirituality through prayer, meditation, or other acts were shown to be more likely to feel at peace when contemplating death, demonstrating a moderate correlation between the two variables. However, there was a weak correlation between a significant level of spirituality and decreased fear and anxiety surrounding death.
Cortez, Isabel F., "The Presence of Spirituality and its Effect on Attitudes Towards Death" (2019). Honors College Theses. 567.