Ageing and Spirituality Across Faiths and Cultures

ISBN-10: 1849050066
ISBN-13: 9781849050067
Edition: 2010
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List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Limited
Publication date: 3/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

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.

Elizabeth MacKinlay, an Anglican priest, is Director of the Centre for Aging and Pastoral Studies in Canberra, Australia, and Chair of the Australian Capital Territory Ministerial Advisory Council on Aging. She is Associate Professor at the Charles Sturt University School of Theology. She won the 2006 Australasian Journal on Aging (AJA) Book Award for Spiritual Growth and Care in the Fourth Age of Life, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Acknowledgements
Preface
Ageing and Spirituality: Living and Being in Multifaith and Multicultural Communities
The Interrelationship of Spirituality, Culture and Community in International Perspective
The Cultural Diversity of Older Australians
The Ageing Spirit
Friends and Neighbours: Pastoral Care and Ageing in Christian Perspective
From Ageing to Sage-ing: Judaism and Ageing
Dorothy, Oodgeroo and Blackfella Ageing; The Role of Spirituality When You're Short on Culture and Can't Find Your Red Shoes
An Islamic Perspective on Ageing and Spirituality
The Spiritual Needs of the Aged and Dying: A Buddhist Perspective
Dying: An Approach to Care from Hindu and Buddhist Perspectives
Orthodox Faith: A Lively Spirit for Older People
Cultural Diversity in Aged Care: A Showcase of Services Tailored to Meet the Physical, Cultural and Spiritual Needs of People of Greek Origin
Spiritual Well-being for Older People
Integrated Support for Veterans in Aged Care Homes
On the Road to Emmaus: Ageing Religious Sisters, A Group with Specific Spiritual and Cultural Needs
Promoting High Quality Care
The Search Conference Process in Ageing and Spiritual and Pastoral Care: Directions for the Future
Contributors
References
Subject Index
Author Index

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