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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People who have dementia seem very able to detect attitudes of fear and rejection towards them. Swinton includes the possibility of 'rementing' that can recover some lost capacities, in spite of cognitive loss.
The topics of fear, ageing and disability are raised by several authors in this book. MacKinlay has written of fear leading to misunderstanding, and of that fear causing people to separate themselves from the person or object feared.
Barriers to well-being, such as fear, the misuse of power and the possibility of disempowerment, are engaged with. The book concludes with several chapters on working with elderly people, using choir work, scriptural reminiscence and ...
Some claim that this attitude is grounded in an irrational fear that healthy people have that they will themselves, at some time in the future, experience the burdens of disability. Furthermore, it is reinforced by the widespread ...
A fear of being dependent on others threatens all those who aspire to live their lives in terms of the liberal standard of being rational, autonomous individuals. To this way of thinking ageing and disability attack the integrity of the ...
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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