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Ageing, disability, and spirituality : addressing the challenge of disability in later life

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
eBook, English, 2008
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London, 2008
1 online resource (271 pages)
9781846427671, 9781843105848, 9781281781970, 9786611781972, 1846427673, 1843105845, 1281781975, 6611781978
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
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