SHAFAQNA – According to The Telegraph, new research suggested decline of religious faith in a way that British people no longer turn to God even in the face of death. The research carried out by “Dying Matters”, a coalition of 16,000 hospices, charities, care homes and others working with people facing their end of life.
When asked to choose what would be the most important factor in ensuring they had a “good death”, from a list of options, only 5% selected having their religious or spiritual needs met.
By contrast 33% said they would like to be “pain free” and 17% said it was most important to have their friends and family with them. One in seven singled out retaining their dignity as most important.