Year: 2002 Source: BMJ, v.324, (29 June 2002), p.1-5 SIEC No: 20030244

This article explores the relation between spiritual beliefs & resolution of bereavement. 135 participants were followed for 14 months after the death of a family member or friend that had a terminal illness. The article reports that people who had no spiritual belief had not resolved their grief by the 14 months after the death. Participants with a strong spiritual belief resolved their grief progressively over the same period. (AK)