Aging, spirituality, and pastoral care: A multi-national perspective

Elizabeth MacKinlay (Editor), James W. Ellor (Editor), Stephen Pickard (Editor)

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Abstract

How can you foster spiritual growth in older people? This multidisciplinary work re-examines issues of aging with dignity and spiritual meaning. Aging, Spirituality, and Pastoral Care: A Multi-National Perspective brings together chaplains, pastors, counselors, and health care practitioners in all walks of gerontology from around the world to present a fully rounded picture of the spiritual needs and potentialities of this fast-growing population. It also includes a study of the spiritual awareness of nurses working in six different nursing homes, as well as a model for a parish nursing practice that focuses on the aged. Aging, Spirituality, and Pastoral Care addresses urgent issues for older people, including: Social and spiritual isolation. The wisdom of the aging. The need for intimacy. Sexuality among older people. Living with dementia. The spiritual dimensions of caregiving.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages190
ISBN (Electronic)9780203049044
ISBN (Print)9780789016690
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2013

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