Personal accounts of the role of God in health and illness among older rural African American and White residents.

@article{McAuley2000PersonalAO,
  title={Personal accounts of the role of God in health and illness among older rural African American and White residents.},
  author={William J McAuley and Loretta Pecchioni and James A Grant},
  journal={Journal of cross-cultural gerontology},
  year={2000},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={13-35}
}
This paper addresses how older rural residents view the relationship between God and both health and illness. We employed semi-structured interviews and qualitative analytical strategies with 15 African Americans residing in predominantly African American communities and 13 Whites living in nearby predominantly White communities, in order to identify similarities and differences in views about a divine other's roles in health and illness. African Americans were more likely than Whites to… CONTINUE READING

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