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J Relig Health. 2012 Dec;51(4):1347-58. doi: 10.1007/s10943-011-9477-5.

We were chosen as a family: parents' evolving use of religion when their child has cystic fibrosis.

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Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA. Daniel.grossoehme@cchmc.org

Abstract

Parental coping with new CF diagnoses often includes religion; however, little is known about how the use of religion changes over time. Longitudinal grounded theory method, in which parents were interviewed twice the 2 years after their child's diagnosis, was used. Parents constructed the meaning that parenting a child with CF is their vocation, in accordance with "God's plan." A shift from isolation to an outward focus and reentry into the community was clear. The use of faith evolved over time and continues to be a source of support and hope for parents. Clinical implications of parental religion are discussed.

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21409481
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PMC4609445
DOI:
10.1007/s10943-011-9477-5
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