Spiritual wellness for clients with HIV/AIDS: Review of counseling issues

Jennifer L. Holt, Bonnie L. Houg, John L. Romano

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The epidemic of HIV/AIDS has resulted in an increasing population of individuals in need of counseling services: persons living with AIDS, as well as family, friends, and caregivers. The relationship between HIV/AIDS clients'counseling and spiritual issues is demonstrated by a review of salient literature. Three broad themes are used: terminal illness issues such as post-death existence and existential meaning of life, religious disenfranchisement from society or families of origin, and multicultural spiritual and religious issues. Practical recommendations for counselors and research implications are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-170
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Counseling and Development
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1999


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