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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Eileen Glass takes up the theme of developmental disabilities as she writes of experiences of ageing both for people with intellectual disabilities and for their carers within L'Arche communities. Christopher Newell challenges ...
Eileen draws on her long experience of living in L'Arche communities and she demonstrates the central place of community and connectedness that make these communities so special. She writes: 'In many ways people with an intellectual ...
Disabled persons challenge church communities today in two ways. Jean Vanier, when he speaks out of the rich experience of living in a L'Arche community, emphasizes the central place that human fulfilment has for the individual.
I then outline the spirituality of L'Arche which underpins the principles and values on which L'Arche communities have based the development of support for people as they age and die. Throughout, I draw on examples from communities in ...
L'Arche. The first community of L'Arche was founded in France in 1964. Our founder, Jean Vanier, had met people with ... need for support posed a question and a challenge to societies where strength and independence are dominant values.
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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