Aging and Spirituality: Spiritual Dimensions of Aging by David O. Moberg

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or alleviate the losses--of buddies, kinfolk, wellbeing and fitness, youth--that so frequently ensue in the course of outdated age?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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The Futures of Old Age by John A Vincent, Chris Phillipson, Murna Downs

By John A Vincent, Chris Phillipson, Murna Downs

Ready by means of the British Society of Gerontology, The Futures of previous Age brings jointly twenty-one prime united kingdom and US gerontologists, drawing on their services and learn. The book's seven sections take care of key modern subject matters, together with inhabitants getting older, families and households, future health, wealth, pensions, migration, inequalities, gender, and self and identification in later existence. The Futures of outdated Age is thought-provoking studying for a person learning getting older, specially for these attending classes in gerontology and comparable parts, in addition to for these all for the improvement of social and monetary coverage.

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Facing Age: Women Growing Older in Anti-Aging Culture by Laura Hurd Clarke

By Laura Hurd Clarke

The 1st booklet within the new sequence range and getting older, Laura Hurd Clarke's dealing with Age examines the connection among getting older and girls in a tradition passionate about youthfulness. From weight achieve, to wrinkles, to sagging pores and skin, to grey hair, the publication explores older women's complicated and infrequently contradictory emotions approximately their our bodies and the actual realities of getting older. even if the ladies within the publication exhibit discontent approximately their getting older visage, in addition they emphasize the significance of practical talents and recommend that visual appeal turns into much less significant in later existence. Drawing on in-depth interviews performed over a 10 12 months interval, Hurd Clarke brings alive feminist theories approximately getting older, attractiveness paintings, femininity, and the physique. The booklet additionally discusses drugs and the getting older visual appeal, with interviews from scientific services and girls approximately remedies reminiscent of Botox injections and injectable fillers. This ebook makes an incredible and well timed contribution to the dialogue of gendered ageism and older women's reviews of growing old in a youth-obsessed tradition.

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Elder Abuse and Neglect: Causes, Diagnosis, and by Mary Joy Quinn RN MA, Susan K. Tomita MSW PhD

By Mary Joy Quinn RN MA, Susan K. Tomita MSW PhD

During this moment variation in their vintage quantity, the authors current their elder abuse prognosis and intervention version. This complete version of detection, overview, and intervention permits the practitioner first to spot the kind of elder mistreatment, together with actual, sexual, mental, and fiscal. It then offers systematic and real looking interventions. This up to date version additionally comprises info on criminal interventions with feedback on how the practitioner should still act within the court docket, provide testimony, record findings, and get ready for criminal involvement with the legal justice approach. genuine criminal instruments are integrated within the appendix. this can be a vintage source for all healthiness execs who paintings with the aged.

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Aging and the Art of Living by Jan Baars

By Jan Baars

During this deeply thought of meditation on getting older in Western tradition, Jan Baars argues that, in today’s international, residing longer doesn't unavoidably suggest residing larger. He contends that there was an total lack of appreciate for getting older, to the purpose that figuring out and “dealing with” getting older humans has turn into a technique concerned about the decline of capability and the development of ailment instead of at the accumulation of knowledge and the production of latest talents. To make his case, Baars takes the reader on a survey of up to date theories of getting older, confronting them with their philosophical foundations. He attracts at the works of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Cicero, in addition to on such modern philosophers as Husserl, Heidegger, Habermas, and Foucault. getting older and the artwork of residing exhibits how humans within the classical period—less in a position to regulate well-being hazards—had a much better experience of the provisional nature of residing, which ended in a philosophical and non secular emphasis on cultivating the paintings of dwelling and the assumption of knowledge. this isn't to claim that sleek society’s checks of getting older are insignificant, yet they do have to stability an emphasis at the measuring of age with the concept that of "living in time." Gerontologists, philosophers, and scholars will locate Baars' dialogue to be a strong, perceptive conversation-starter.

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An Introduction to Gerontology by Ian Stuart-Hamilton

By Ian Stuart-Hamilton

With the world's inhabitants getting more and more older, there hasn't ever been a extra urgent desire for the learn of previous age and growing old. An advent to Gerontology presents a wide-ranging creation to this crucial subject. by means of assuming no past specialist wisdom and heading off jargon, this booklet will consultant scholars via the entire major matters in gerontology, overlaying either conventional components, comparable to organic and social getting older, in addition to extra modern parts, akin to know-how, the humanities, sexuality and schooling of older adults. An advent to Gerontology is written by means of a crew of foreign authors with multidisciplinary backgrounds who draw facts from a number of varied views and traditions.

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To Comfort Always: A Nurse's Guide to End-Of-Life Care by Linda Norlander

By Linda Norlander

To convenience consistently is an award-winning simple primer for nurses on easy methods to deal with sufferers on the end-of-life. This e-book is a consultant to knowing the desires of either sufferers and households and the $64000 function nursing performs in addressing these wishes delivering the reader with a framework that defines the nursing function when it comes to the expert clinician, the suggest and the consultant. This up-to-date version presents readers with new content material in particular on power sickness and dementia.

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Handbook of Sociology of Aging by Richard A. Settersten Jr., Jacqueline L. Angel

By Richard A. Settersten Jr., Jacqueline L. Angel

The Handbook of Sociology of Aging is the main accomplished and interesting therapy of the sphere over the last 30 years. it really is an critical source for students, coverage makers, and getting older pros alike.

The Handbook of Sociology of getting older contains forty five far-reaching chapters, authored via approximately eighty of the main popular specialists, at the such a lot urgent issues relating to getting older this day. With its habitual realization to the social forces that form human getting older, and their social results and coverage implications of it, the contents could be of curiosity to everybody who cares approximately what getting older ability for people, households, and societies.

Two forwards spotlight the importance of the instruction manual for scholarship and and policy-making on getting older. The chapters illustrate the field’s notable breadth and intensity, that have by no means ahead of been represented in one quantity. they vary from foundational concerns, together with vintage and modern theories and strategies, to subject matters of longstanding and emergent curiosity, comparable to social variety and inequalities, social relationships, social associations, economies and governments, social vulnerabilities, public future health, and care preparations. the amount closes with a suite of private essays through senior students who proportion their reviews and hopes for the sphere, and an essay through the editors that previews probably the most fascinating points for the last decade forward.

The Handbook of Sociology of Aging showcases some of the best that sociology has to supply the learn of human getting older.

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