Pilger, C., Molzahn, A.E., de Oliveira, M.P., & Kusumota, L. (2016). The relationship of the spiritual and religious dimensions with quality of life and health of patients with chronic kidney disease: An integrative literature review. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 43(5), 411–416, 426.
An integrative literature review examining the relationship of the spiritual and religious dimensions in quality of life (QoL) to the health of patients with chronic kidney disease was conducted. Questions included: “What is the relationship of the religious and spiritual dimension with QoL and health of people with chronic kidney disease (CKD)?” and “How does religious and spiritual coping influence the patient with CKD?” From the studies selected for review, it appears patients’ spiritual and religious dimensions can positively influence the patients’ QoL, increase their survival rate, and improve their health status.