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of 'Overview of spirituality in palliative care'

An empirical investigation of the relationship between spirituality, coping, and emotional distress in people living with HIV infection and AIDS.
Somlai AM, Kelly JA, Kalichman SC, Mulry G, Sikkema KJ, McAuliffe T, Multhauf K, Davantes B
J Pastoral Care. 1996;50(2):181-91.
Evaluates levels of psychological distress, coping mechanisms, and their relationship with the religious beliefs and spiritual practices of people (N=65) living with HIV and AIDS. Results of the research indicate a strong relationship for spiritual dimensions with mental health, psychological adjustment, and coping. Concludes that a blending of spiritual traditions and mental health approaches are needed to facilitate the coping of people living with HIV and AIDS.
Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 53226, USA.