By David O. Moberg
Discover the non secular dimensions of getting older via technology, conception, and practice!During the later years of existence, many of us dedicate strength to a strategy of non secular awakening and self-discovery. but their kin, acquaintances, clergy, and the assisting pros who paintings with them usually are not continually ready to appreciate or care for the religious issues in their consumers. getting older and Spirituality offers a distinct, far-reaching assessment of this long-neglected field.Divided into 4 self reliant yet interwoven sections, this landmark ebook covers the non secular realm with medical rigor and deep human knowing. getting older and Spirituality comprehensively surveys the problems of spirituality, from the basis of simple definitions to special tests of the function spirituality performs within the lives of the aged and urged instructions for extra examine. This book's new angle combines scholarly study and useful nuts-and-bolts feedback for provider supply. by way of drawing from many disciplines and professions, it bargains clean views to even these practitioners already accustomed to the simplest non secular ideas their very own box can supply. Aging and Spirituality solutions such universal questions as:
- What are the religious wishes of individuals later in lifestyles?
- Is there any stable facts that prayer adjustments issues?
- How is spirituality with regards to actual and psychological healthiness?
- Does spirituality subject whilst humans recognize they're loss of life?
- How do we degree religious well being and investigate the results of actions meant to reinforce it?
- Will realization to spirituality irritate or alleviate the losses--of buddies, kinfolk, wellbeing and fitness, youth--that so frequently ensue in the course of outdated age?
Aging and Spirituality presents a much-needed source for future health care pros, clergy, social staff, and counselors operating with geriatric consumers. by way of integrating religious matters into the theoretical framework of social gerontology, getting older and Spirituality can assist you realize the medical foundations, functional functions, and public coverage implications of spirituality for older adults.
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Xiii). NICAs (1975) pragmatic definition has been adapted for use in a wide variety of theologies, traditions, and linguistic communities. It has been a useful stimulus for professional practice among those who wish to include spirituality in clinical work or to evaluate programs 16 AGING AND SPIRITUALITY designed to serve whole-person spiritual needs. Nevertheless, it has not appealed to researchers in the scientific study of spirituality because each of its major concepts (affirmation, life, relationship, community, environment, nurtures, celebrates, wholeness) is subject to extremely diverse interpretations.
Others assume the foundation of SWB is the need of persons and groups to transcend themselves or that SWB is a never-ending process of becoming while one occupies the role-set of membership in a religious organization. The evidences of SWB used include healthy self-concepts, faith, belief in the bigness of God, unselfish giving to others, following the lifestyle of Jesus, finding satisfaction in religion, intrinsic religiousness, coming to terms with sin, and moral character (Moberg, 1979). All of these may be specific components or correlates of spiritual health, but hundreds, if not thousands, of additional indicators also could be used to reflect or measure SWB.
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