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Description - Ageing, Spirituality and Well-being by Malcolm Goldsmith

How can we promote the enduring well-being of those who are moving into the "fourth" age of life? This volume explores how well-being is not about physical health alone (having purpose in life and continual spiritual growth are vital elements for older people) and it guides as to how the particular spiritual needs of this age group can be addressed, and how meaningful care and support can be given. The contributors use their expertise in the fields of medicine, theology and the social sciences to explore ways of overcoming obstacles and finding a balance when dealing with the inner, and inextricably linked outer, lives of elders, including those with dementia or who have had strokes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781843101673
ISBN-10: 184310167X
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Malcolm Goldsmith

A Methodist minister for more than 40 years, Albert Jewell was pastoral director and senior chaplain with MHA Care Group, 1994-2001. During that time he co-ordinated the work of the Sir Halley Stewart Age Awareness Project and established MHA's centre for the spirituality of ageing in Leeds. He is the editor of Spirituality and Ageing (1999), also available from Jessica Kingsley Publishers, and is currently researching how people cope with the transition from the `third' to the `fourth' ages of life.

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