Ageing, Disability and Spirituality: Addressing the Challenge of Disability in Later Life
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.
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David Coulter, in his foreword to the collection of essays titledCritical Reflections on Stanley Hauerwas' Theology of Disability (Swinton 2004), notes that as a physician working with children having profound intellectual disabilities ...
Hauerwas presents an ethical perspective to the topic. He sees the secular position on mental disability as only providing hope for disabled people to the extent that they may be enabled to become independent. Hauerwas sets out an ...
'Christians are, or at least should be, imbedded in a narrative that makes possible a sharing of lives with one another that enables us to go on in the face of the inexplicable' (Hauerwas 2004a, p.16). McNamara (in Chapter 3) gives ...
Hauerwas (2004a, p.19) notes that the only benefits of the process of labelling may be to 'the agents of intervention'. Further, Hauerwas writes, the issue 'is not just the label, but who gets to use the label' (2004b, p.196).
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Table des matières
A Narrative of Ageing Loss and Exclusion
Ethical and Theological Issues for Dementia Care
Exploring Disability and Spirituality
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
Jacobs Wrestling with the Unknown Genesis 32
Addressing the Challenge of Dementia in Later Life
A Journey Inwards to a Spiritual Self
Buddhist Perspectives for a Theology of Pastoral Care for the Ageing and Persons with Disabilities