Ageing, Disability and Spirituality: Addressing the Challenge of Disability in Later Life
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 15 févr. 2008 - 272 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.
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... culture. Personhood is defined precisely by those aspects of experience that people with dementia lose as their condition progresses. From the outset then it is important to recognize that dementia is a cultural as well as a biomedical ...
... culture is liberal in its worldview, assumptions, and expectations. Liberalism emphasizes the importance of reason, rationality, independence and the capacity for self-advocacy. Authentic human living presupposes a level of thinking and ...
... culture; values of competence, efficiency, productivity, physical beauty; all that stems from the power of the intelligence and the myth of the perfect genetic makeup. People who do not function in terms of these values pose powerful ...
... culture. Choosing to be a friend with a person who has been rejected or marginalized offers both a challenge and a profound possibility for mutual healing and growth. Friendship implies presence one to the other, readiness to spend time ...
... culture devalues or seeks to deny. 'Blessed are the poor in spirit, ...the gentle, ...those who mourn, ...who are persecuted, ...who hunger and thirst for what is right' (Matthew 5:1–12). In valuing these dimensions of human experience ...
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