Religion and HIV: a review of the literature and clinical implications
Department of Psychiatry
Adaptation, Psychological; Anger; Female; Guilt; HIV Infections; Humans; *Religion and Medicine
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.
- 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
South Med J. 2004 Dec;97(12):1201-9. DOI 10.1097/01.SMJ.0000146508.14898.E2
Southern medical journal
Pargament KI, McCarthy S, Shah P, Ano G, Tarakeshwar N, Wachholtz AB, Sirrine N, Vasconcelles E, Murray-Swank N, Locher A, Duggan J. (2004). Religion and HIV: a review of the literature and clinical implications. Psychiatry Publications. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.SMJ.0000146508.14898.E2. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/psych_pp/534