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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We need each other in community. Hauerwas notes the fact that we were created for each other and this has the effect of our being incomplete alone. The completeness of human beings comes through sharing of joy and suffering.
through sharing of joy and suffering. When seen through Christian eyes, suffering cannot be seen as a reason to eliminate the person. This contrasts with the Western societal view of the primacy of autonomy. 'Christians are, or at least ...
... watch for and appreciate the sacrament of the present moment. This time also involves mystery and suffering. Power and disempowerment McNamara notes that too often relationships are 18 / AGEING, DISABILITY AND SPIRITUALITY.
An elderly lady suffering from dementia,paced the corridors of the nursing home restlessly – repeating over and over, just one word. The staff were disconcerted, but no one seemed quite sure how to calm her and put her mind at rest.
We are given a language and a spirituality that speaks to the reality of lives which are limited, impoverished, marked by imperfection, grief, marginalization, and suffering. We are invited to discover the face of God present in such ...
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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