By David O. Moberg

ISBN-10: 0789009382

ISBN-13: 9780789009388

Discover the non secular dimensions of getting older via technology, thought, and practice!

During the later years of lifestyles, many of us dedicate strength to a means of religious awakening and self-discovery. but their relations, associates, clergy, and the supporting execs who paintings with them aren't continually ready to appreciate or care for the non secular issues in their consumers. getting older and Spirituality offers a distinct, far-reaching assessment of this long-neglected field.

Divided into 4 autonomous yet interwoven sections, this landmark booklet covers the religious realm with medical rigor and deep human knowing. getting older and Spirituality comprehensively surveys the problems of spirituality, from the foundation of uncomplicated definitions to distinct checks of the function spirituality performs within the lives of the aged and instructed instructions for extra examine. This book's new angle combines scholarly study and functional nuts-and-bolts feedback for provider supply. through drawing from many disciplines and professions, it deals clean views to even these practitioners already acquainted with the best religious recommendations their very own box can supply.

Aging and Spirituality solutions such universal questions as:

  • What are the religious wishes of individuals later in lifestyles?
  • Is there any sturdy facts that prayer alterations issues?
  • How is spirituality with regards to actual and psychological health and wellbeing?
  • Does spirituality subject whilst humans recognize they're demise?
  • How do we degree religious wellbeing and verify the results of actions meant to reinforce it?
  • Will cognizance to spirituality irritate or alleviate the losses--of neighbors, kin, health and wellbeing, youth--that so frequently ensue in the course of previous age?

Aging and Spirituality presents a much-needed source for healthiness care execs, clergy, social staff, and counselors operating with geriatric consumers. through integrating religious matters into the theoretical framework of social gerontology, getting older and Spirituality might help you recognize the medical foundations, functional functions, and public coverage implications of spirituality for older adults.

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45) refers to sibling communities, in which people are exposed to and interact with only members of their own age group. As a result, they seek "substitute wisdoms" from peers and the media, rather than looking to elder mentors (Wimberly, 1997, p. 9). At first glance, the idea of segregation of generations would seem to be an argument against older people's living in or forming their own retirement communities. This, however, is not necessarily the case. There may be good reasons, both practical and spiritual, for older adults to live together, apart from the younger generations.

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3). As a result, generations lose a sense of history and, consequently, a sense of their own identity. It diminishes the possibility of learning positive parenting and grandparenting roles. Closely related to the process of cultural surrender is the concept of individualism. It involves an emphasis on self-seeking behavior and often leads to abandonment of the weaker members of the community (Pontifical Council for the Laity, 1999, p. 8). The result, once again, is a lack of value for older adults.

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