Title

Faith that God cares: the experience of spirituality with African American hemodialysis patients

Authors

Linda Darrell

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Social Work and Christianity

Publication Date

2016

Date Added

2022-09-01

Abstract

Given the high prevalence of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) among African Americans, this article will explore the significance of faith, spirituality, and coping in the management of mental health concerns with African Americans receiving hemodialysis. The findings of the study from which this article is drawn point to the identification and use of spiritual assessment tools as a guide for clinical social work practice. Spiritual assessments may help identify the strengths of spirituality in the development of positive coping skills in patients diagnosed with chronic or end stage illness within populations for whom spirituality may be a significant factor

Disciplines

Social Work

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