Spirituality and Ageing
Edited by Albert Jewell
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Spirituality and Ageing by Albert Jewell
Book DescriptionSpirituality and Ageing presents the experience of ageing as an opportunity for spiritual reflection and affirmation of life. The contributors are religious and spiritual leaders and ethical thinkers from a range of different backgrounds. They define 'spirituality' not just as a religious concept but as the fulfilment of the universal human need for purpose, values and relationships - a sense of wholeness in life. This spiritual dimension helps people face the emotional and psychological challenges of growing older, such as memory loss, dementia, bereavement and fear of death. Existing systems of social care often focus on the material and physical needs of older people; this collection proposes that the spiritual needs of older people are as vital a consideration for their welfare. Through their spirituality, older people can attain a fuller appreciation and understanding of life, which can also inform and enrich the lives of others.Spirituality and Ageing will be an invaluable resource to carers looking for a holistic and more reflective approach to work with older people.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781853026317
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Albert Jewell
Spirituality and Personhood in Dementia, Paperback (April 2011)
Offering an inter-disciplinary approach to spirituality and personhood in dementia care, the contributors to this book are leading practitioners and researchers in the field. They provide both a theoretical structure and a practical understanding of the essential role that spirituality can play in the affirmation of personhood and identity.
Ageing, Spirituality and Well-Being, Paperback (September 2003)
This book explores how well-being is not about physical health alone; having purpose in life and continual spiritual growth are vital elements for older individuals. This book provides guidance on how the particular spiritual needs of this age group can be defined and addressed, and how meaningful care and support can be given.
Guide to the Spiritual Dimension of Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia, Paperback (February 2003)» View all books by Albert Jewell
This sensitive and informative book provides guidelines for pastoral visits to people with dementia, showing how to empathise with and support individuals during a visit. Emphasising the importance of retaining dignity and freedom of choice, it also presents practical advice and provides frameworks for leading worship for those with dementia.
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Author Biography - Albert Jewell
Albert Jewell is pastoral director of Methodist Homes for the Aged. With funding from the Sir Halley Stewart Trust, Methodist Homes have been working alongside the Christian Council on Ageing and many other organisations to generate resources on the spirituality of ageing.
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