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By David O. Moberg

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

During the later years of lifestyles, many of us commit power to a strategy of religious awakening and self-discovery. but their kinfolk, neighbors, clergy, and the aiding execs who paintings with them aren't continually ready to appreciate or take care of the religious issues in their consumers. getting older and Spirituality presents a different, far-reaching evaluate of this long-neglected field.

Divided into 4 self reliant yet interwoven sections, this landmark e-book covers the non secular realm with medical rigor and deep human realizing. getting older and Spirituality comprehensively surveys the problems of spirituality, from the foundation of easy definitions to particular exams of the position spirituality performs within the lives of the aged and advised instructions for additional learn. This book's new angle combines scholarly learn 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 non secular ideas their very own box can supply.

Aging and Spirituality solutions such universal questions as:

  • What are the non secular wishes of individuals later in lifestyles?
  • Is there any stable facts that prayer adjustments issues?
  • How is spirituality with regards to actual and psychological future health?
  • Does spirituality subject whilst humans recognize they're death?
  • How will we degree religious well being and investigate the results of actions meant to reinforce it?
  • Will awareness to spirituality worsen or alleviate the losses--of neighbors, relatives, overall healthiness, youth--that so usually happen in the course of previous age?

Aging and Spirituality offers a much-needed source for healthiness care pros, clergy, social employees, and counselors operating with geriatric consumers. by way of integrating religious concerns into the theoretical framework of social gerontology, getting older and Spirituality might help you already know the clinical foundations, functional functions, and public coverage implications of spirituality for older adults.

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