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The spiritual dimension of ageing

Author: Elizabeth MacKinlay
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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What gives a frail and isolated or institutionalized older person their sense of wholeness and self? What makes later life meaningful? This clear and practical text presents much-needed guidance for health and social care practitioners, as well as for religious professionals, seeking to identify and meet the spiritual needs of older people in their caring role. Drawing on in-depth interviews with older people,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
MacKinlay, Elizabeth, 1940-
Spiritual dimension of ageing.
London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, [2017]
(DLC) 2016049477
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth MacKinlay
ISBN: 9781785920721 1785920723
OCLC Number: 961266199
Description: 392 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Ageing societies and the spiritual dimension --
Religion, faith, spirituality and the psychosocial dimension --
Examining spirituality and ageing and the relationship with health and well-being --
Baby boomer ageing and spirituality: same or different? / Elizabeth MacKinlay and Richard Burns --
Building an understanding of spirituality and ageing: a model for spiritual growth and development --
Models of spirituality in ageing: multifaith and multicultural perspectives --
Meaning in life: from provisional meaning to final meanings: a spiritual process --
Types of ultimate meaning and images of God --
Response to ultimate meaning in life through religion --
Response to ultimate meaning through experience and activity --
The spiritual journey in ageing --
Perceptions of self-sufficiency and vulnerability in ageing: transcending disabilities and loss --
Wisdom and the move from provisional to final meanings --
Hope, fear, despair and the final life career --
Humour, laughter, spirituality and ageing --
Spirituality, relationship and issues of isolation in ageing --
Living in a hyper-cognitive society: issues of cognitive decline, the person and spirituality --
A picture of spirituality and ageing --
The spiritual dimension of ageing: the journey continues: meeting the challenges and roles in spiritual care for aged care professionals and pastoral professionals.
Responsibility: Elizabeth MacKinlay.

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People are asking more and more questions about life and meaning as they are growing older and living for longer. There are increasing opportunities to engage with spiritual well-being later in life.  Read more...

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A timely appreciation of what for aging boomers informs and expresses life's meaning, purpose and spirituality is opened up here in new research by Dr E MacKinlay. Her observations and insights will Read more...

 
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