Religion/spirituality and health among elderly African Americans and Hispanics.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

1 It is important to view elders in a multicultural sense and also understand that there may be great heterogeneity within cultural or ethnic groups. 2 Knowledge of the impact of religion and spiritual beliefs for ethnic groups can help health care professionals design interventions that are culture-specific to the beliefs of individuals. 3 The psychiatric nurse is in a unique position to encourage the patient to use healthy religious practices to deal with their illness, whether mental or physical.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stolley, JM; Koenig, H

Published Date

  • November 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 32 - 38

PubMed ID

  • 9395987

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0279-3695

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3928/0279-3695-19971101-14


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States