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Title Ageing, disability, and spirituality : addressing the challenge of disability in later life / edited by Elizabeth MacKinlay
Published London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, [2008]


Description 1 online resource (271 pages)
Contents Introduction : ageing, disability, and spirituality / Elizabeth MacKinlay -- Remembering the person : theological reflections on God, personhood, and dementia / John Swinton -- Ethics, ageing, and disability / Laurence McNamara -- New and old challenges of ageing : disabilities, spirituality, and pastoral responses / Elizabeth MacKinlay -- The particular needs of older people with intellectual disabilities and their carers : a perspective from the experience of L'Arche / Eileen Glass -- Better dead than disabled? : when ethics and disability meet : a narrative of ageing, loss, and exclusion / Christopher Newell -- Disabled or enabled : ethical and theological issues for dementia care / Rosalie Hudson -- On relationships not things : exploring disability and spirituality / Lorna Hallahan -- Scriptural reminiscence and narrative gerontology : Jacob's wrestling with the unknown (Genesis 32) / Matthew Anstey -- Tracing rainbows through the rain : addressing the challenge of dementia in later life / Malcolm Goldsmith -- Dementia : a journey inwards to a spiritual self / Christine Bryden and Elizabeth MacKinlay -- Bodhi, Karuna, and Metta : Buddhist perspectives for a theology of pastoral care for the ageing and persons with disabilities / Ruwan Palapathwala -- "Who is God in the pit of ashes?" : the interplay of faith and depression in older age / Dagmar Ceramidas -- Hearing the voice of the elderly : the potential for choir work to reduce depression and meet spiritual needs : a pilot study / Kirstin Robertson-Gillam -- Humour and its link to meaning and spirituality in war / Carmen Moran -- Pastoral rituals, ageing, and new paths into meaning / Alan Niven -- Ageing, disability and spirituality : the possibilities for well-being and care / Elizabeth MacKinlay
Summary This collection examines theological and ethical issues of ageing, disability and spirituality, with an emphasis on how ageing affects people who have mental health and developmental disabilities. The book presents ways of moving towards more effective relationships between carers and older people with disabilities; ways in which to connect compassionately and beneficially with the person's spiritual dimension. The contributors highlight the importance of recognizing the personhood of all people regardless of age and of disability, whatever form it takes. They identify factors inherent in pers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
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Subject Church work with older people.
Church work with people with disabilities.
Older people -- Religious life.
People with disabilities -- Religious life
Disabled Persons -- psychology
Aging -- psychology
Caregivers -- psychology
Aged -- psychology
Coping With Old Age.
Spirituality & Religious Experience.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Abuse -- Elder Abuse.
Church work with older people.
Church work with people with disabilities.
Older people -- Religious life.
People with disabilities -- Religious life.
Gerontologi -- religiösa aspekter.
Äldre -- religiöst liv.
Åldrandet -- psykologiska aspekter -- sociologiska aspekter.
Åldrandet -- Religion.
Form Electronic book
Author MacKinlay, Elizabeth, 1940-
LC no. 2007035184
ISBN 9781846427671
Other Titles Aging, disability, and spirituality