ACPE Research Network Article of the Month
Transforming Chaplaincy is pleased to feature here the Article of the Month, produced by ACPE Research. Each month at least one article is discussed in detail; related resources are also recommended, as well as ways to incorporate this latest research into the classroom.
This article should be conceptually intriguing to chaplains, though it would be seem to geared to those with good knowledge of statistics and the dynamics of quantitative methodology. It puts forward the ideas of Preparation and Completion, in addition to Existential QoL, and suggests many avenues for discussion and further research.
Rantanen, P., Chochinov, H. M., Emanuel, L. L., Handzo, G., Wilkie, D. J., Yao, Y. and Fitchett, G. “Existential quality of life and associated factors in cancer patients receiving palliative care.” Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (2021): online ahead of print, 7/29/21. 10pp.
November: “‘My doctor says the cancer is worse, but I believe in miracles’ –when religious belief in miracles diminishes the impact of news of cancer progression on change in prognostic understanding.”