Aging and Spirituality Spiritual Dimensions of Aging Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy

ISBN-10: 0789009390

ISBN-13: 9780789009395

Edition: 2001

Authors: David O. Moberg

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Book details

List price: $68.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/17/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.75" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

About the Editor
Contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Questions Answered
Who Should Read This Book?
The Authors
Conceptual and Theoretical Foundations
The Reality and Centrality of Spirituality
The Spiritual Nature of Humanity
Spirituality and Aging in the Bible
Is Spirituality Just Another World for Religion?
Perceptions of Spirituality and Religion
Resolving Definitional Confusion
Conclusions
The Spiritual Role of the Elder in the Twenty-First Century
Past Roles for Elders
Loss of Value for the Role of Elder
Reclaiming the Role of Elder
Impact on Contemporary Society
Conclusion
Spirituality in Gerontological Theories
Gerontological Theories
Spirituality and Religion in Gerontological Theory
Conclusions
Research and Spirituality
Research on Spirituality
Why Is Research on Spirituality Important?
Casual Evaluations and Assessments
Research Findings
Conclusion
Attitudes Toward Death and Dying Among Persons in the Fourth Quarter of Life
Attitudes Toward Death Throughout History
Definitions of Dying and Death
Attitudes Toward Dying and Death
Types of Spirituality Definitions
Interviews on Death, Dying, and Spirituality
Summary
Conclusion
Do Spirituality and Religiosity Increase with Age?
Concepts of Spirituality
The Importance of Religion to Older Adults
Age Differences Among Women at a Lutheran Retreat
Does Spirituality Increase with Age?
Conclusions and Implications
Professional and Practical Applications
Spiritual Care by Primary Health Care Providers
The Meaning of Spirituality
Research on Spirituality and Health
Current Practice
Beliefs About Providing Spiritual Care
Spiritual Care Interventions
Curriculum and Spiritual Care
Future Concerns
Spiritual Care in Hospice Settings
Understanding the Hospice Philosophy
Defining Spirituality and Spiritual Care
Providing Spiritual Care for Hospice Patients
A Poll on Spiritual Beliefs and Dying
Conclusions
Integrating Spirituality in Counseling with Older Adults
Research Findings
Assessing Spirituality
Applying Spirituality to Practice
Conclusion
Spirituality in Social Work Practice with Older Persons
Definition of Spiritual and Spirituality
The Importance of Spiritual Care by Social Workers
How Spiritual Care Is Delivered by Social Workers
Cautions to Observe When Spiritual Care Is Delivered by Social Workers
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
Secular Franciscan Spirituality and Aging
The Secular Franciscan Order
Franciscan Spirituality
Franciscan Spiritual Growth
Spiritual Inspiration from St. Francis
Conclusion
The Spiritual Life Review
The Life Review
Spiritual Needs in Late Life
The Spiritual Life Review
How to Prepare a Spiritual Life Review
Guidelines for Sharing Spiritual Life Reviews
Conclusion
The Role of the Chaplain in Spiritual Care
Varieties of Chaplains
Resources for Chaplaincies
Ethical Issues
Elements of "Spiritual Care": Assessment/Diagnosis
Practical Issues
Conclusions and Recommendations
Policy Implications and Priorities for the Future
Toward Better Care: Connecting Spirituality to the Long-Term Needs of Elders
White House Conferences on Aging
Historical Trends
Model Programs
Conclusion
Guidelines for Research and Evaluation
Spirituality Measurement and Assessment Issues
Conclusions
Continuing Challenges
The Babel of Spirituality Concepts
Spiritual Diversity
Assessing and Measuring Spirituality
Spirituality in Health Care
Spirituality in Other Professions
Spirituality in Everyday Life
Recommended Readings
Person Index
Subject Index
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