Spiritual Growth and Care in the Fourth Age of Life
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 8 feb. 2006 - 272 páginas
Spiritual Growth and Care in the Fourth Age of Life explores the spiritual dimension of ageing and investigates the role of pastoral and spiritual care in helping the frail elderly cope with end-of-life issues.
Focusing on the experience of nursing home residents and anecdotes gathered in interviews, MacKinlay sensitively presents the struggles facing older people in need of care, such as loss of independence and privacy. Her findings show that despite ill health, loneliness and depression, older people near the end of their lives find meaning and support in (re)discovering their spirituality, and that this is not just the experience of those in care facilities, but of older people more generally. The book includes a useful chapter on spiritual assessment, providing carers with information on how to recognise the need for care.
This book will be of interest to nurses, care workers, pastoral support professionals and anyone else working with older people.
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A Developmental Approach
4 Meaning in Life and Frailty in the Later Years
5 Wisdom Final Meaning the Spiritual Journey and Frail Older People
Provisional and FinalMeanings in Frail Older People
11 Living with Chronic Physical Health Problems
12 Relationship and Intimacy Needs among Nursing Home Residents
13 Grief Death Dying and Spirituality in an Aged Care Facility
14 Ethical Issues in the Fourth Age of Life
15 The Model of Spiritual Growth and Care in the Fourth Age of Life
ASSESSMENT OF THE SPIRITUAL NEEDS OF OLDER ADULTS LEVEL 1
ASSESSMENT OF SPIRITUAL NEEDS OF OLDER ADULTS LEVEL 2
GROUP TOPICS FOR PSIRITUAL REMINISCENCE