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Palliative Care, Ageing and Spirituality A Guide for Older People, Carers and Families

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ISBN-10: 1849052905

ISBN-13: 9781849052900

Edition: 2012

Authors: Elizabeth MacKinlay

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This sensitive and compassionate book provides older people who are nearing the end of life and their loved ones, as well as the professionals who work with them, with a greater depth of understanding of spiritual issues surrounding death and dying.
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Book details

List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication date: 2/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.418
Language: English

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.

Preface
Introduction: About Growing Older, Dying and Death
Grief and Loss: A Part of Life
Fear of Dying
The Final Life Career: Is This only a Time of Waiting for Death? Or is There Something More?
Accepting that Death will Come
Pain, Distress and Suffering
Prayer
Responding to Meaning: Symbol and Ritual
Transcendence in the Process of Death and Dying
Healing of Relationships
Intimacy and Dying
Dementia and Dying
Ethical and Moral Issues in Dying and Death
The Final Days and Hours of the Journey
Learning to Live without My Partner
Leading Chronic Diseases of Older People
Leading Causes of Death of Older People
References
Index