Palliative care, ageing and spirituality: A guide for older people, carers and families

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Abstract

This book a guide for those older people who are dying and their loved ones as they make this important final journey of life, but may also be of value to those who provide care for older people in community or residential care - and may serve as a resource for holistic care. Dying is so often feared in current western societies; largely it is a fear of the unknown, but it is also a fear built on the basis of a society that sees death as failure. This book seeks to uncover the process of this final life career into death as a part of life through which there is still hope and a time in which loved ones can grow, strengthened by the hard times that they face together. For those who have a religious faith, this is a time of moving closer to God and for Christians, the promise of eternal life. For the many without a religious faith, being able to face this final life career with loved ones, being able to speak of death at emotional and spiritual levels can be a source of strength for all ' those who care and those who are dying. The focus of this book is on the often unspoken things; the emotional and spiritual aspects of dying and death, acknowledging that death does lie ahead (as it does for each one of us).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherJessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages141
ISBN (Electronic)9780857005984
ISBN (Print)9781849052900
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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