Ageing and Spirituality across Faiths and Cultures
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Mar 15, 2010 - Psychology - 272 pages
Health and social care practitioners are increasingly called upon to provide care to elderly people from a number of different faiths and cultures. This collection of essays examines ageing in the context of the many faiths and cultures that make up Western society, and provides carers with the knowledge they need to deliver sensitive and appropriate care to people of all faiths.
Chapters are written by authoritative figures from each of the world's major faith groups about the beliefs and practices of their older people. Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and Buddhist perspectives are covered, as well as those of ageing veterans and ageing religious sisters. Issues of appropriate care are also addressed, and the book includes recommendations for policy and practice.
This accessible and inspiring book will be a useful text for academics, policy makers and practitioners in health and social care, aged care workers, pastoral carers, chaplains and religious professionals, in hospital, residential and other care settings.
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Chapter 3 The Cultural Diversity of Older Australians
Chapter 4 The Ageing Spirit
Pastoral Care and Ageing in Christian Perspective
Judaism and Ageing
The Role of Spirituality When Youre Short on Culture and Cant Find Your Red Shoes
A Showcase of Services Tailored to Meet the Physical Cultural and Spiritual Needs of People of Greek Origin
Chapter 13 Spiritual Wellbeing for Older People
Chapter 14 Integrated Support for Veterans in Aged Care Homes
Ageing Religious Sisters A Group with Specific Spiritual and Cultural Ne
Chapter 16 Promoting High Quality Care
Directions for the Future