The role of religion in the stressors experienced by Ultra-Orthodox Jewish caregivers of persons with disability during the COVID-19 period

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Abstract

The role of the religious socio-cultural context in the stressors that Ultra-Orthodox Jewish family caregivers of persons with developmental disorders coped with during the COVID-19 period and the role of religion in their ways of coping with these stressors were examined in a qualitative study among 19 caregivers in Israel. The findings indicate that the stressors which the caregivers experienced stemmed primarily from disruptions in the religious socio-cultural context of the family members with disability. They also illuminate the centrality of religious coping mechanisms for the caregivers. Taking this into consideration is essential for providing culturally oriented help for the caregivers.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)182-192
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Caregivers
  • Ultra-Orthodox Jews
  • disability
  • religion
  • stressors

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Religious studies
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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