The Importance of Spirituality, Spiritual Intelligence, Hope and Social Support in Dealing with Cancer Patients: Some Comments

*Corresponding author: EstefanĂ­a M. Texidor Vega* and JosĂ© R. RodrĂ­guez GĂČmez

Abstract

Spirituality has been recognized as an important factor similar to hope and social support for improved quality of life (QoL) and survival rate in cancer patients. Literature has also demonstrated a higher relationship of survival rate, with higher spiritual intelligence and hope levels in cancerous patients than non-patients. Spiritual intelligence needs to be explored more deeply, to better understand how this construct affects cancer survival rates.

Keywords
Spirituality; Cancer diagnosis; Hope; Spiritual intelligence; Social support.