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Impact of Spiritual Counseling for African American Young Adults with Sickle Cell Disease

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source: ProQuest

year: 2020

authors: Brown, R. Lorraine


This spiritual intervention addresses the often-unspoken concerns of African American, 18-28 years, with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). Understanding spirituality, while managing the many facets of SCD, is vital for holistic health. These participants find themselves at critical junctures in their spiritual development – seeking, exploring, even questioning – how spirituality may play a role in their overall well-being. To that end, participants met 1:1 with a chaplain over six encounters to share resources, skills and tools for increasing everyday coping and self-efficacy. This pilot came to realize that to truly be effective, additional core encounters are needed for true impact.

organization: Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

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