Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 18, issue 2, P341-354 2007 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2007.0039 View full text
Erma Jean. Lawson, Cecelia. Thomas

Abstract: Hurricane Katrina has drawn increased interest in coping strategies, spirituality, and mental health among low-income Blacks. Given the paucity of information available regarding the role of spirituality in surviving Hurricane Katrina, this qualitative study explores active coping strategies of older Blacks. Older respondents who were evacuated to a Texas retirement apartment complex participated in a series of three in-depth interviews (starting approximately three weeks after their arrival in the host state …

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