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Author MacKinlay, Elizabeth, 1940-

Title The spiritual dimension of ageing / Elizabeth MacKinlay.

Imprint London ; Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2001.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  259.3 M158S    Check Shelf
Description 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-261) and indexes.
Contents 1. An ageing society and the spiritual dimension -- 2. Examining spirituality and ageing -- 3. Religion, faith and spirituality -- 4. Meaning in life: spiritual development in ageing -- 5. Types of ultimate meaning and images of God -- 6. Response to ultimate meaning in life: religious -- 7. Response to the Ultimate: meaning through experience and activity -- 8. The spiritual journey in ageing -- 9. Perceptions of self-sufficiency and vulnerability in ageing -- 10. Wisdom and the move from provisional to final meanings -- 11. Hope, fear, despair and the last career -- 12. Humour, laughter, spirituality and ageing -- 13. Spirituality, relationship and issues of isolation in ageing -- 14. A picture of spirituality and ageing -- 15. The spiritual dimension of ageing: challenges and preparation for ageing.
Summary "Drawing on in-depth interviews with older people, Elizabeth MacKinlay, develops an understanding of spirituality that enables the reader to explore the spiritual dimension of ageing and to learn how it contributes to well being and health in later life. This book will be a useful text for students, trainers and academics, policy makers and practitioners in health and social care, as well as religious professionals, in hospital, residential and other caring settings."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Church work with older people.
Older people -- Religious life.
Spirituality. (DNLM)D029181
Aged. (DNLM)D000368
Religion. (DNLM)D012067
Geriatric Psychiatry. (DNLM)D005852
Church work with older people. (OCoLC)fst01199168
Older people -- Religious life. (OCoLC)fst01199126
Added Title Spiritual dimension of aging
ISBN 1843100088
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