Religion as a Health Promoter During the 2019/2020 COVID Outbreak: View from Detroit

The 2019/2020 COVID outbreak has surfaced as a global pandemic. The news has carried stories of the heroic efforts of medical and other health practitioners, with public health officials charting the course of spread. In an urban center like Detroit, the generosity of everyday citizens and church or...

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Published in:Journal of religion and health
Authors: Modell, Stephen M. ; Kardia, Sharon L. R.
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Springer Science + Business Media B. V. [2020]
In: Journal of religion and health
Year: 2020, Volume: 59, Issue: 5, Pages: 2243-2255
Further subjects:B Ethics
B Public Health
B Pandemics
B Covid-19
B Urban population
B Religion
B Social Environment
B Diabetes
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Summary:The 2019/2020 COVID outbreak has surfaced as a global pandemic. The news has carried stories of the heroic efforts of medical and other health practitioners, with public health officials charting the course of spread. In an urban center like Detroit, the generosity of everyday citizens and church organizations has also played an important role. This inspection of the pandemic from the view of Detroit will examine the epidemiology of the coronavirus, translation of professional practice into people’s awareness of the chronic disease risk factors which are prevalent in Detroit, moral and ethical views on the distribution of resources, and three major ways that religious faith has helped to sustain people’s health and welfare in the midst of the broad social challenges posed by this novel coronavirus.
ISSN:1573-6571
Contains:Enthalten in: Journal of religion and health
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1007/s10943-020-01052-1