Religiosity, Anxiety, and Discussion About Organ Donation: Understanding a Complex System of Associations

Christopher Morse, Bryant University
Walid A. Morgan
Susan E. Morgan
Michael T. Stephenson
Tom Reichert
Tyler R. Harrison
Shawn D. Long

Document Type Article

Published by Taylor & Francis in Health Communication Volume 24, Issue 2, pages 156-164.

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An increasingly large research base on religiosity has shown it to have a buffering effect on anxiety. In a separate vein, scholars interested in organ donation have suggested that both religiosity and anxiety play roles in individuals' willingness to seek information concerning their decisions about organ donations with their family—an event that greatly increases donation rates.