Download e-book for kindle: Aging and Spirituality: Spiritual Dimensions of Aging by David O. Moberg

By David O. Moberg

ISBN-10: 0789009382

ISBN-13: 9780789009388

ISBN-10: 0789009390

ISBN-13: 9780789009395

discover the religious dimensions of getting older via technological know-how, thought, and practice!

During the later years of lifestyles, many of us commit strength to a technique of non secular awakening and self-discovery. but their family members, buddies, clergy, and the assisting execs who paintings with them usually are not continually ready to appreciate or care for the non secular matters in their consumers. getting older and Spirituality presents a special, far-reaching evaluation of this long-neglected field.

Divided into 4 self sustaining yet interwoven sections, this landmark publication 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 simple definitions to targeted exams of the function spirituality performs within the lives of the aged and recommended instructions for extra learn. This book's new angle combines scholarly study and sensible nuts-and-bolts feedback for carrier supply. by means of drawing from many disciplines and professions, it bargains clean views to even these practitioners already acquainted with the simplest non secular innovations their very own box can provide.

Aging and Spirituality solutions such universal questions as:

  • What are the non secular wishes of individuals later in existence?
  • Is there any good facts that prayer alterations issues?
  • How is spirituality with regards to actual and psychological healthiness?
  • Does spirituality topic whilst humans understand they're demise?
  • How do we degree religious well being and check the results of actions meant to reinforce it?
  • Will realization to spirituality irritate or alleviate the losses--of associates, relatives, overall healthiness, youth--that so frequently happen in the course of outdated age?

Aging and Spirituality presents a much-needed source for future health care execs, clergy, social staff, and counselors operating with geriatric consumers. by way of integrating non secular matters into the theoretical framework of social gerontology, getting older and Spirituality can assist you realize the medical foundations, useful functions, and public coverage implications of spirituality for older adults.

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