Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
Examines whether religious beliefs or practices have a positive or negative influence on the perceived level of stress and coping ability of African American family care providers. Through interviews with three African American females who are caregivers for spouses diagnosed with adult onset brain disorder it was revealed that all caregivers felt their spirituality and/or religious practices shaped how they approached providing care. Religious practices and spirituality affected how they felt about providing care for their spouses and how they dealt with difficult challenges.
Hebert, Lisa Renee, "The role of religious beliefs and practices in the lives of African American family caregivers" (2005). Theses Digitization Project. 2827.