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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Healing and wholeness come as we are able, unselfconsciously, to connect with and accept other people, disabled or not, as our brothers and sisters.
McNamara (in Chapter 3) gives emphasis to human bodiliness and our responses to each other as wounded healers, drawing on Nouwan's concept of the wounded healer. McNamara sets out the importance of our understanding of ourselves as ...
Whilst their outer appearance may well reflect chaos and loss, there may well be hidden depths to a person's experience which, if the key can only be found, may reveal new and healing perspectives on their situation.
For many years I have pondered Henri Nouwen's understanding of the 'wounded healer'. With him I have asked how wounds can become the source of healing (Nouwen 1972). Answering this question takes us into the mystery of Christian ...
In the second I shall consider disabled people from the perspective of wounds and healing. In the third section it will then be possible to sketch elements of an ethic that is attentive to the woundedness and healing that characterize ...
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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