Transforming communities in Residential Aged Care

Rosalie Hudson

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In exploring how an institution of last resort is transformedinto a community of refuge this article takes up several themes.'Welcoming the stranger' uses case scenarios to both challengeand support the concept of ready acceptance into a community.'Communities within the community' suggests how the gapbetween insiders and outsiders can be bridged. The third themeexamines the implications of prizing resilience over vulnerability.Underpinning all themes is the transforming power of relationships,spirituality being the core. In Christian theology, theTrinitarian concept of persons-in-relation offers an invitation to a joyful, vibrant community where no person is excluded.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-67
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012


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