Title

Religion and HIV: a review of the literature and clinical implications

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Publication Date

2004-12

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Adaptation, Psychological; Anger; Female; Guilt; HIV Infections; Humans; *Religion and Medicine

Disciplines

Psychiatry

Abstract

Summary: In this paper, we review the literature on religious coping among individuals with HIV and outline a clinical intervention that incorporates religious issues relevant to this population.

Key points:

  • Empirical studies suggest that religion and spirituality can be both resources for people with HIV and sources of pain and struggle.
  • Practitioners have begun to develop spiritually integrated interventions for this population.
  • “Lighting the Way: A Spiritual Journey to Wholeness” is an 8-session, nondenominational, group program that was designed to help women draw on their spiritual resources and address their spiritual struggles in coping with HIV.

DOI of Published Version

10.1097/01.SMJ.0000146508.14898.E2

Source

South Med J. 2004 Dec;97(12):1201-9. DOI 10.1097/01.SMJ.0000146508.14898.E2

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Southern medical journal

Comments

At the time of publication, Amy B. Wachholtz was not yet affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

15646758

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