By Albert Jewell, Malcolm Goldsmith, Rosalie Hudson, Elizabeth MacKinlay

ISBN-10: 184310167X

ISBN-13: 9781843101673

This e-book brings jointly plenary addresses and different papers initially current on the moment overseas convention on growing old, Spirituality and health (2002, Durham college) The contributions are compassionate, hot and humane. The booklet is frequently insightful, usually striking, 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 through 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 spiritual wishes of individuals, and particularly older humans, are vital matters 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 teachers, theologians and doctors operating during this quarter . . . This publication is fantastically edited, with an abundant creation, biographies of every of the presenters and adequate examining references to fill at the least a piece of a library. Jewell says he hopes it will likely be a beneficial contribution to the continued dialogue of spirituality and wellbeing and fitness, and during this he surely succeeds. there are lots of snapshots of the lifestyles tales of older humans scattered during the ebook. i'm going to finish with the remark of a lady with dementia to her occupational therapist after an paintings job: "We were on a superb trip, you and that i. What enjoyable now we have had, giggling and making a song. preserving a rainbow in our palms" - magazine of Dementia Care, July/August 2005 'It could be required interpreting for each pastor, carer, customer, friend' - The Expository occasions 'We are advised that we are living in a society the place getting older is frequently considered as a humiliation, affliction and death a meaningless event and

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This then has the ability to offer successful ageing promotion strategies based on the theory. There are a number of overlapping models or theories of successful ageing that are most commonly referred to in gerontology. They share some basic ideas around the presence of good health, absence of disease, evidence of independence, social activity and absence of overwhelming need. • Rowe and Kahn (1997) offer us a model that strongly equates success with good health via absence of chronic disease, presence of fitness and ability to perform physical functions.

So how can we be realistic about the problems and pains of ageing without being blind to its creative possibilities? Well it’s never too early to start. The aged person that we may become is a continuation of the person that we now are. We carry with us into the future the attitudes and possibilities that we are now developing. This is not to suggest that radical change cannot and does not take place, but in general terms we are now creating the person we shall become. It is therefore worth giving some thought to the characteristics and outlooks which we see in the elderly people we like and respect and to reflect upon whether we can detect the seeds of such qualities within ourselves.

Imperatives for research policy and practice These comments are made within the working ideas of Spirited Scotland which attempts to put ideas and practice into policy initiative. There are some imperatives for research policy and practice. They imply personal and professional change and the importance of instilling confidence in health and social care professionals to take bold steps and consider spiritual issues as part of the wholistic/holistic context of health care.

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