Aging and Spirituality: Spiritual Dimensions of Aging by David O. Moberg

By David O. Moberg

Discover the religious dimensions of getting older via technology, idea, and practice!

During the later years of lifestyles, many folks commit strength to a strategy of non secular awakening and self-discovery. but their kinfolk, neighbors, clergy, and the supporting execs who paintings with them aren't consistently ready to appreciate or take care of the religious matters in their consumers. getting older and Spirituality offers a special, far-reaching evaluation of this long-neglected field.

Divided into 4 autonomous yet interwoven sections, this landmark e-book covers the non secular realm with medical rigor and deep human figuring out. getting older and Spirituality comprehensively surveys the problems of spirituality, from the basis of uncomplicated definitions to distinctive exams of the position spirituality performs within the lives of the aged and steered instructions for extra learn. This book's special approach combines scholarly study and functional nuts-and-bolts feedback for provider supply. through drawing from many disciplines and professions, it bargains clean views to even these practitioners already accustomed to the best religious suggestions their very own box can supply.

Aging and Spirituality solutions such universal questions as:

  • What are the religious wishes of individuals later in existence?
  • Is there any reliable facts that prayer adjustments issues?
  • How is spirituality with regards to actual and psychological well-being?
  • Does spirituality topic while humans understand they're demise?
  • How will we degree religious wellbeing and check the results of actions meant to augment it?
  • Will recognition to spirituality irritate or alleviate the losses--of neighbors, relations, future health, youth--that so frequently take place in the course of outdated age?

Aging and Spirituality presents a much-needed source for healthiness care execs, clergy, social staff, and counselors operating with geriatric consumers. via integrating non secular concerns into the theoretical framework of social gerontology, getting older and Spirituality may also help you recognize the clinical foundations, sensible purposes, and public coverage implications of spirituality for older adults.

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