Aging, Disability, and Spirituality
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008 - 271 pages
This collection examines theological and ethical issues of ageing, disability and spirituality, with an emphasis on how ageing affects people who have mental health and developmental disabilities.
The book presents ways of moving towards more effective relationships between carers and older people with disabilities; ways in which to connect compassionately and beneficially with the person's spiritual dimension. The contributors highlight the importance of recognizing the personhood of all people regardless of age and of disability, whatever form it takes. They identify factors inherent in personhood and provide ways of affirming and promoting spiritual well-being for older people with disabilities.
Valuable reading for practitioners in aged care, healthcare, chaplaincy, social and pastoral care, and diversional therapists, this book will also be of interest to older people, their families and friends.
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Table des matières
Ageing Disability and Spirituality
Theological Reflections on God Personhood and Dementia
Chapter 3 Ethics Ageing and Disability
Disabilities Spirituality and Pastoral Responses
A Perspective from the Experience of LArche
A Narrative of Ageing Loss and Exclusion
Buddhist Perspectives for a Theology of Pastoral Care for the Ageing and Persons with Disabilities
The Interplay of Faith and Depression in Later Life
The Potential for Choir Work to Reduce Depression and Meet Spiritual Needs
Chapter 15 Humour and Its Link to Meaning and Spirituality in War
Chapter 16 Pastoral Rituals Ageing and New Paths into Meaning
The Possibilities for Wellbeing and Care
Ethical and Theological Issues for Dementia Care
Exploring Disability and Spirituality
Jacobs Wrestling with the Unknown Genesis 32
Addressing the Challenge of Dementia in Later Life
A Journey Inwards to a Spiritual Self