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The storied self : a narrative approach to the spiritual care of the aged

Author: Bruce Stevens
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"We are multistoried; each story contributing to who we are - the storied self. A number of undeveloped stories are identified in this book. This includes the hidden story before language. Others include the lazy story, the trauma story, the messy story, the body story, the problem story and the dark story. The God story brings the spiritual realm into focus. The challenge in spiritual care is to help people find an  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Stevens
ISBN: 9781978702738 1978702736
OCLC Number: 1057742516
Awards: Winner of Australasian Journal on Ageing Book Award 2019
Description: xvii, 161 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The need for narrative --
Overview of the deep story --
The first gap in the life story --
Gaps in the narrative --
The God story --
Testing true and false stories --
Testing faith stories --
About the messy, problem, body, and dark stories --
Integration through story --
Designing a new story --
Performing a new story --
Epilogue: One from many stories.
Responsibility: Bruce A. Stevens.

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The Storied Self introduces new insights from narrative gerontology into the spiritual care of the aged. We are multistoried with the challenge of authoring a deep story from our hidden story, lazy  Read more...

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Professor Bruce Stevens offers us a rich account and analysis of stories from the aging. In doing so he provides remarkable insight into the importance and abiding value of a narrative therapy. In Read more...

 
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