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Aging Spirituality and Palliative Care

Elizabeth Mackinlay

Aging Spirituality and Palliative Care

Elizabeth Mackinlay

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Gain greater depth of understanding of end-of-life spiritual issues for older adultsThe period of time when a person approaches death is always difficult both for the patient and the caregiver. Aging, Spirituality, and Palliative Care discusses best practices in aged and palliative care while addressing patients' diverse spiritual needs. Leading authorities' presentations from the Third International Conference on Ageing and Spirituality in Adelaide, Australia, in 2004 explore practical, sensitive spiritual approaches to help older patients deal with aging, illness, and approaching death.Aging, Spirituality, and Palliative Care carefully examines what can be the most spiritually meaningful time in the life of an aging person--confronting illness and death. Though they may be unafraid of dying, older people many times fear the pain and suffering that may accompany it. The process of dying is presented with care and reverence, while providing effective approaches to increase comfort, sp

- Publisher The period of time when a person approaches death is always difficult both for the patient and the caregiver. Aging, Spirituality, and Palliative Care discusses best practices in aged and palliative care while addressing patients' diverse spiritual needs. Leading authorities' presentations from the Third International Conference on Ageing and Spirituality in Adelaide, Australia, in 2004 explore practical, sensitive spiritual approaches to help older patients deal with aging, illness, and approaching death. Each chapter is carefully referenced, and many include tables and figures that enhance understanding of research data.

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About "Aging Spirituality and Palliative Care"

Gain greater depth of understanding of end-of-life spiritual issues for older adultsThe period of time when a person approaches death is always difficult both for the patient and the caregiver. Aging, Spirituality, and Palliative Care discusses best practices in aged and palliative care while addressing patients' diverse spiritual needs. Leading authorities' presentations from the Third International Conference on Ageing and Spirituality in Adelaide, Australia, in 2004 explore practical, sensitive spiritual approaches to help older patients deal with aging, illness, and approaching death.Aging, Spirituality, and Palliative Care carefully examines what can be the most spiritually meaningful time in the life of an aging person--confronting illness and death. Though they may be unafraid of dying, older people many times fear the pain and suffering that may accompany it. The process of dying is presented with care and reverence, while providing effective approaches to increase comfort, sp
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The period of time when a person approaches death is always difficult both for the patient and the caregiver. Aging, Spirituality, and Palliative Care discusses best practices in aged and palliative care while addressing patients' diverse spiritual needs. Leading authorities' presentations from the Third International Conference on Ageing and Spirituality in Adelaide, Australia, in 2004 explore practical, sensitive spiritual approaches to help older patients deal with aging, illness, and approaching death. Each chapter is carefully referenced, and many include tables and figures that enhance understanding of research data.
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Meet the Author

Elizabeth Mackinlay

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.

Table Of Contents

  • Foreword Preface Part I Ageing Health Care And The Spiritual Imperative: A View From Scotland (harriet Mowat) Continuity, Spiritual Growth, And Coping In Later Adulthood (robert C. Atchley) The Spirituality Of Compassion: A Public Health Response To Ageing And End-of-life Care (bruce Rumbold) Disembodied Souls Or Soul-less Bodies: Spirituality As Fragmentation (rosalie Hudson) Spiritual Care: Recognizing Spiritual Needs Of Older Adults (elizabeth Mackinlay) Helping The Flame To Stay Bright: Celebrating The Spiritual In Dementia (john Killick) I Am Just An Ordinary Person : Spiritual Reminiscence In Older People With Memory Loss (corinne Trevitt And Elizabeth Mackinlay) Who Is Afraid Of Death Religiousness, Spirituality, And Death Anxiety In Late Adulthood (paul Wink) The Pain Of Dying (michael Barbato) Suffering At The Bedside Of The Dying (david Currow And Meg Hegarty) Joy In The Midst Of Suffering: Clowning As Care Of The Spirit In Palliative Care (jenny Thompson-richards) Ageing And Death: A Buddhist-christian Conceptual Framework For Spirituality In Later Life (ruwan Palapathwala) The 'connection' Health Care Providers Make With Dying Patients (ann Harrington) Part Ii A Palliative Approach To Spirituality In Residential Aged Care (linda Kristjanson) Learning To Be A Professional: Two Models Of Competence And Related Learning Strategies (laurie Grealish) Till Death Us Do Part : Issues Of Fidelity In End Of Life Care (margaret O'connor And Susan Lee) Index Reference Notes Included

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  • Catalogue Code 284692
  • Product Code 9780789033420
  • ISBN 0789033429
  • EAN 9780789033420
  • Pages 259
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Care/counselling
  • Publisher Routledge
  • Publication Date Oct 2006
  • Dimensions 213 x 162 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.436kg

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