Ill Health, Death and Loneliness: Mankind’s Companions
RESEARCH ARTICLE

Ill Health, Death and Loneliness: Mankind’s Companions

The Open Psychology Journal 15 May 2015 RESEARCH ARTICLE DOI: 10.2174/1874350101508010085

Abstract

In this paper we review the concept of loneliness, and research that relates it to illness and death, two conditions that we all will undergo at some point in our life, and which are replete with loneliness, a sense of isolation, and a deep yearning not only for health and life, but for a meaningful connection with loved ones and carers.

Keywords: Loneliness, hospitalization, illness, death, palliative care.