By Albert Jewell, Malcolm Goldsmith, Rosalie Hudson, Elizabeth MacKinlay
This book brings jointly plenary addresses and different papers initially current on the moment overseas convention on growing older, Spirituality and health (2002, Durham collage) The contributions are compassionate, hot and humane. The booklet is frequently insightful, often staggering, and will, with out hesitation, be prompt as an introductory textual content to undergraduate nurses who desire to pursue these subject matters so ably captured via the identify' - Nursing Philosophy 2007 'This is a well timed booklet, showing while these within the scientific career are commencing to settle for that the religious and non secular wishes of individuals, and specifically older humans, are very important topics which should be thought of whilst assessing the standard of lifetime of a sufferer' - Signpost 'I loved examining this booklet, with its wealthy explorations and insights into spirituality in later existence . . . It brings jointly the perspectives of a few of the main popular lecturers, theologians and doctors operating during this zone . . . This ebook is fantastically edited, with an plentiful creation, biographies of every of the presenters and sufficient analyzing references to fill a minimum of a piece of a library. Jewell says he hopes will probably be a precious contribution to the continued dialogue of spirituality and healthiness, and during this he unquestionably succeeds. there are various snapshots of the existence tales of older humans scattered during the publication. i'll finish with the remark of a girl with dementia to her occupational therapist after an artwork job: "We were on a superb trip, you and that i. What enjoyable we now have had, giggling and making a song. preserving a rainbow in our fingers" - magazine of Dementia Care, July/August 2005 'It may be required studying for each pastor, carer, customer, loved one' - The Expository instances 'We are informed that we are living in a society the place getting older is usually considered as a humiliation, pain and death a meaningless event and
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Struck down with polio as a toddler he spent his life in a wheelchair. Undaunted he moved on through school and university and toured the USA by himself as a young man in his specially adapted car. He was diagnosed with cancer less than a year after our church hosted his wonderful wedding celebration. Visiting him shortly before his death, he talked about his life. ”,’ he said. ’ Roddy was facing his future as he had faced his life up until now, with calmness and a clarity that was almost breathtaking.
Our responsibility as spiritual beings is to support each other on our journeys into self. Lamb and Thomson (2001) suggest that continuity is a key part of wholeness. They suggest that continuity of self is a life task involving a number of qualitative actions of forgiveness, grace and hope. The continuity task is made easier by a discussion or conversation with significant others. For health and social care professionals interested in older people one of the tasks is to provide a setting whereby continuity of self and self in relationship with God can be maintained.
She has a very clear and prayerful daily routine. She wakes at 5 am and prays as part of a prayer network. She also has a prayer and meditation time at 4 o’clock in the afternoon. She never misses these and asks her visitors to call at times that do not disrupt her routine. She sees her community role as bound up with her ability to pray and intercede on behalf of others. This is a lifelong view. Her cognitive abilities are intact and she says that her meditational life keeps her cognitively sharp despite her great age.
Ageing, spirituality, and well-being by Albert Jewell, Malcolm Goldsmith, Rosalie Hudson, Elizabeth MacKinlay