Spiritual aspects of loss at the time of a partner's death from AIDS

Title

Spiritual aspects of loss at the time of a partner's death from AIDS

Creator

Richards TA; Folkman S

Publisher

Death Studies

Date

1997

Subject

Humans; Male; Grief; Cohort Studies; Interviews as Topic; Longitudinal Studies; Religion and Psychology; Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Caregivers/psychology; Homosexuality; Male/psychology; San Francisco

Description

Spiritual phenomena were spontaneously reported in interviews of 68 of 125 recently bereaved HIV-positive and HIV-negative partners of men who died from AIDS. Spiritual schemas involving beliefs, experiences, rituals, social support, and roles were used to help assimilate the fact of death and were appraised as sources of solace and meaning. The relationship between spirituality and coping, mood, and physical health was examined. Those reporting spiritual phenomena showed higher levels of depression and anxiety and lower levels of positive states of mind, used more adaptive coping strategies, and reported more physical health symptoms than those who did not report spiritual phenomena.
1997

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

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Citation

Richards TA; Folkman S, “Spiritual aspects of loss at the time of a partner's death from AIDS,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed February 6, 2023, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12079.

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