In Search of Serenity: Religious Struggle Among Patients Hospitalized for Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome

@article{MagyarRussell2013InSO,
  title={In Search of Serenity: Religious Struggle Among Patients Hospitalized for Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome},
  author={Gina Magyar-Russell and Iain Brown and Inna Reddy Edara and Michael A. Smith and Joseph Edward Marine and Roy Charles Ziegelstein},
  journal={Journal of Religion and Health},
  year={2013},
  volume={53},
  pages={562-578}
}
Hospitalization for a sudden cardiac event is a frightening experience, one that is often marked by uncertainty about health status, fear of recurrent cardiac problems, and related existential, religious, and spiritual concerns. Religious struggle, reflecting tension and strain regarding religious and spiritual issues, may arise in response to symptoms of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The present study examined the prevalence and types of religious struggle using the Brief RCOPE, as well as… CONTINUE READING

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