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By David O. Moberg

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

During the later years of existence, many folks dedicate strength to a means of non secular awakening and self-discovery. but their relatives, neighbors, clergy, and the supporting pros who paintings with them are usually not constantly ready to appreciate or take care of the non secular matters in their consumers. getting older and Spirituality offers a distinct, far-reaching evaluate of this long-neglected field.

Divided into 4 autonomous yet interwoven sections, this landmark ebook covers the religious realm with clinical rigor and deep human knowing. getting older and Spirituality comprehensively surveys the problems of spirituality, from the foundation of uncomplicated definitions to particular checks of the position spirituality performs within the lives of the aged and instructed instructions for extra study. This book's new angle combines scholarly study and functional nuts-and-bolts feedback for provider supply. through drawing from many disciplines and professions, it deals clean views to even these practitioners already conversant in the simplest religious concepts their very own box can supply.

Aging and Spirituality solutions such universal questions as:

  • What are the non secular wishes of individuals later in existence?
  • Is there any sturdy facts that prayer adjustments issues?
  • How is spirituality regarding actual and psychological future health?
  • Does spirituality subject while humans understand they're loss of life?
  • How will we degree non secular health and examine the results of actions meant to augment it?
  • Will consciousness to spirituality irritate or alleviate the losses--of neighbors, kinfolk, well-being, youth--that so usually happen in the course of outdated age?

Aging and Spirituality presents a much-needed source for well-being care pros, clergy, social staff, and counselors operating with geriatric consumers. by means of integrating religious concerns into the theoretical framework of social gerontology, getting older and Spirituality may help the clinical foundations, sensible purposes, and public coverage implications of spirituality for older adults.

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