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General/Multiple Challenges
 

        Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  Controversies in faith and health care.
Tomkins A, Duff J, Fitzgibbon A,
Lancet. 2015 Jul 3
Abstract 

HIV/AIDS
 

        Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
 
Promoting Health from the Pulpit: A Process Evaluation of HIV Sermons to Reduce HIV Stigma and Promote Testing in African American and Latino Churches.
Payán DD, Flórez KR, Bogart LM,  et al
Health Commun
. 2017 Oct 20:1-10
 

AbstractImpact of stressful death or divorce in people with HIV: A prospective examination and the buffering effects of religious coping and social support
Ironson G, Henry SM, Gonzalez BD.
J Health Psychol. 2017 Aug 1
Abstract

Spiritual care may impact mental health and medication adherence in HIV+ populations.
Oji VU, Hung LC, Abbasgholizadeh R,  et al
HIV
AIDS (Auckl)
. 2017 Apr 28;9:101-109.
Abstract

Stigma as a Barrier to HIV-Related Activities Among African-American Churches in South Carolina.
Pryor JB, Gaddist B, Johnson-Arnold L||
J Prev Interv Community
. 2015 Jul-Sep;43(3):223-234
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Abstract

Assessing baseline religious practices and beliefs to predict adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected persons.
Vyas KJ, Limneos J, Qin H, Mathews WC.
AIDS Care
. 2014 Feb 6.
Abstract

Comparative Effectiveness of a Faith-Based HIV Intervention for African American Women: Importance of Enhancing Religious Social Capital.
Wingood GM, Robinson LR, Braxton ND, et al
Am J Public Health
. 2013 Oct 17.
Abstract

Spirituality and Religion among HIV-Infected Individuals.
Szaflarski M.
Curr HIV/AIDS Re
p
. 2013 Sep 1.

Abstract

Religious Congregations' Collaborations: With Whom Do They Work and What Resources
Do They Share in Addressing HIV and Other Health Issues?
Werber L, Derose KP, Domínguez BX, Mata MA.
Health Educ Behav
. 2012 Apr 4
Abstract

An Exploratory Study of HIV+ Adolescents' Spirituality: Will You Pray with Me?
Bernstein K, D'Angelo LJ, Lyon ME.
J Relig Health
. 2012 Jan 19. 
Abstract

Opening Up Their Doors: Perspectives on the Involvement of the African American
Faith Community in HIV Prevention in Four Communities.
Wooster J, Eshel A, Moore A, Mishra M, et al
Health Promot Pract. 2011 Jun 28
Abstract

Communicating HIV/AIDS Through African American Churches in North Carolina:
Implications and Recommendations for HIV/AIDS Faith-Based Programs.

Moore D, Onsomu EO, Timmons SM,  et al
J Relig Health
. 2010 Sep 22.
Abstract

   

        Conference Reports, Abstracts, and Posters

  Religion and HIV/AIDS
Rev. Canon G Byamugisha

(15IAC)
Abstract
 
Is their a role for religion in the fight against HIV and AIDS?
A O Maulana

(15IAC)
Abstract
 
Compassion and stigma: the conflicting role of religion in influencing HIV vulnerability
and prevention

L C Nyblade, K MacQuarrie, H Banteyerga, et al
(15IAC)
Abstract
 
Religion and HIV/AIDS:an interfaith response
T Chikuku

(15IAC)
Abstract
 
Religions and school AIDS education: diversity of approaches
C Braslavsky, C Braslavsky

(15IAC)
Abstract

Mental Health
 

       Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
 
A path model of the effects of spirituality on depressive symptoms and 24-hurinary-free
cortisol inHIV-positive persons.
Carrico AW, Ironson G, Antoni MH, et  al  
J Psychosom Res. 2006 Jul;61(1):51-8.
Abstract

Substance Use/Abuse
 

        Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

  Dispositional Mindfulness, Spirituality, and Substance Use in Predicting Depressive Symptoms in a Treatment-Seeking Sample.
Shorey RC, Gawrysiak MJ, Anderson S, Stuart GL.J
Clin Psychol
. 2014 Dec 17.
Abstract

Causation of Drug Abuse and Treatment Strategy: A Comparison of Counselors' Perceptions of Faith-Based and Secular Drug Treatment Programs.
Chu DC, Sung HE.
Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol. 2012 Oct 15.
Abstract

Addiction and spirituality.
Cook CC. 

Addiction
. 2004 May;99(5):539-5
Abstract


Chronic Illness: General Reports
 

       Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  Spirituality, chronic illness, and rural life.
Craig C, Weinert C, Walton J,
J Holist Nurs.
2006 Mar;24(1):27-35

Abstract 

Pain Management
 

        Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  Religious orientation and pain management.
Low JF Am
J Occup Ther 1997 Mar;51(3):215-9

Abstract 

Palliative Care
 

        Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  The Measurement of Spirituality in Palliative Care and the Content of Tools Validated Cross-Culturally:
A Systematic Review.
Selman L, Harding R, Gysels M,  et al
J Pain Symptom Manage
. 2011 Feb 8.
Abstract 

Organ Transplants
 

       Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  Waiting for a liver transplant: psychosocial well-being, spirituality, and need for counselling.
Goetzmann L, Wagner-Huber R 
Transplant Proc. 2006 Nov;38(9):2931-6.
Abstract 

Suicide
 

        Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
 
Religious affiliation and suicide attempt.
Dervic K, Oquendo MA, Grunebaum MF
Am J Psychiatry. 2004 Dec;161(12):2303-8.
Abstract 

Spirituality and attempted suicide among American Indians.
Garroutte EM, Goldberg J, Beals J, et al 

Soc Sci Med
2003 Apr;56(7):1571-9
Abstract 

 

End-of-Life Care
 

        Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
 

Who Will Speak for Me? Improving End-of-Life Decision-Making for Adolescents With HIV
and Their Families.
Lyon ME, Garvie PA, McCarter R, et al
Pediatrics. 2009 Feb;123(2):e199-206.
Abstract 
 

The Caregiver's Perspective on Existential and Spiritual Distress in Palliative Care.
Boston PH, Mount BM.3 
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2006 Jul;32(1):13-26.
Abstract 
 

Substance Use/Abuse
 

        Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

  Addiction and spirituality.
Cook CC. 

Addiction
. 2004 May;99(5):539-5
Abstract

Pain Management
 

        Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

 
The relationship between religion/spirituality and physical health, mental health,
and pain in a chronic pain population.
Elizabeth Rippentrop A, Altmaier EM, et al
Pain. 2005 Jun 23;
Abstract 

Suicide
 

        Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

 
Religious affiliation and suicide attempt.
Dervic K, Oquendo MA, Grunebaum MF
Am J Psychiatry. 2004 Dec;161(12):2303-8.
Abstract 
 

End-of-Life Challenges
 

        Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

 
Perspectives on spirituality at the end of life: a meta-summary.
Williams AL.  
Palliat Support Care
. 2006 Dec;4(4):407-17.
Abstract 
 
FULL-TEXT PDF ARTICLE
Death, dying and informatics: misrepresenting religion on MedLine
del Pozo PR  Fins JJ 
BMC Medical Ethics
2005, 6:6 (1 July 2005)
Paper
 
Religiosity and the challenge of terminal illness.
McGrath P
.  
Death Stud. 2003 Dec;27(10):881-99.
Abstract 
 

        Conference Reports, Abstracts, and Posters

  Conversations at the End of Life: Clinicians role in the Community and
Congregation
Reifsteck SW. 
(
130 APHA )
Abstract
 

Pediatric Challenges
 

        Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

 
The link between religion and HAART adherence in pediatric HIV patients.
Park J, Nachman S.
AIDS Care
. 2010 Apr 15:1-6.
Abstract

Spirituality in children confronting death.
Stuber ML, Houskamp BM.  

Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am
. 2004 Jan;13(1):127-36, viii
Abstract

 

Gays. Lesbian, Bisexuals, and Transgendered
 

        Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

  Spirituality and sexual orientation: relationship to mental well-being and functional
health status.
Coleman CL.

J Adv Nurs. 2003 Sep;43(5):457-64
Abstract

Battered Women
 

        Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

  The lived experience of women in abusive relationships who sought spiritual guidance.
Copel LC.  
ssues Ment Health Nurs.
2008 Feb;29(2):115-30.

Abstract

Condoms
 

        Conference Reports, Abstracts, and Posters

  Condoms and religion - a controversial mix
Lauver DL, Thananowan N.
(15iIAC)
Abstract
 
The Church and Condom issues- An experience in a faith-based organization
AO Atobatele
(15iIAC)
Abstract
 

Circumcision
 

        Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  FULL--TEXT PDF ARTICLE
Male circumcision, religion, and infectious diseases: An ecologic analysis of 118
developing countries.
Drain PK, Halperin DT, Hughes JP, et al
BMC Infect Dis. 2006 Nov 30;6(1):172
Paper
 
        Conference Reports, Abstracts, and Posters
 
  Male circumcision, religion, and infectious diseases: An ecologic analysis of
125 developing countries

P K Drain, D T Halperin, R C Bailey
(15IAC)
Abstract
 

Pediatric Challenges
 

        Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
 
Spirituality in children confronting death.
Stuber ML, Houskamp BM.  

Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am
. 2004 Jan;13(1):127-36, viii
Abstract

Pediatrician beliefs about spirituality and religion in medicine: associations with
clinical practice.

Armbruster CA, Chibnall JT, Legett S.
Pediatrics 2003 Mar;111(3):E227-35
Abstract

 

Research
 

        Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
 
Are Religiosity and Spirituality Useful Constructs in Drug Treatment Research?
Longshore D, Anglin MD, Conner BT. 

J Behav Health Serv Res
. 2008 Nov 21.
Abstract

Spirituality in children and adolescents: research findings and implications for |
clinicians and researchers.
Houskamp BM, Fisher LA, Stuber ML
.
Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin
N Am. 2004 Jan;13(1):221-30
Abstract


Healthcare Providers
 

        Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
 
Talking about spirituality in the clinical setting: can being professional require being
personal?

Kuczewski MG. 
Am J Bioeth. 2007 Jul;7(7):4-11.
Abstract
 
The Role of the Pharmacist-Prayer and Spirituality in Healing.
Rosenbaum CC
Ann Pharmacother
. 2007 Mar 6
Abstract


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