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Ageing, Disability and Spirituality

Ageing, Disability and Spirituality

Addressing the Challenge of Disability in Later Life

Edited by Elizabeth MacKinlay

Paperback: £19.99 / $37.95

2008, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-584-8, BIC 2: JKSG HRLK VFJG

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Acknowledgements. Preface. 1.Introduction: Ageing, Disability and Spirituality. Elizabeth MacKinlay, Charled Sturt University, Australia. 2. Remembering the Person: Theological Reflections on God, Personhood and Dementia. John Swinton, University of Aberdeen, UK. 3. Ethics, Ageing and Disability Laurence McNamara, Catholic Theological College, Adelaide College of Divinity, Flinders University, Australia. 4. New and Old Challenges of Ageing: Disabilities, Spirituality and Pastoral Responses. Elizabeth MacKinlay. 5. The Particular Needs of Older People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Carers: A Perspective from the Experience of L'Arche. Eileen Glass, L'Arche Australia. 6. Better Dead than Disabled? When Ethics and Disability Meet: A Narrative of Ageing, Loss and Exclusion. Christopher Newell, University of Tasmania, Australia. 7. Disabled or Enabled: Ethical and Theological Issues for Dementia Care. Rosalie Hudson, University of Melbourne, Australia. 8. On Relationships Not Things: Exploring Disability and Spirituality. Lorna Hallahan, Flinders University, Australia. 9. Scriptural Reminiscence and Narrative Gerontology: Jacob's Wrestling with the Unknown (Genesis 32) . Matthew Anstey Charles Sturt University, Australia. 10. Tracing Rainbows Through the Rain: Addressing the Challenge of Dementia in Later Life. Malcolm Goldsmith, Dementia Services Development Centre, Stirling, UK. 11. Dementia: A Journey Inwards to a Spiritual Self. Christine Bryden, author and advocate for people with Alzheimer's, and Elizabeth MacKinlay. 12. Bodhi, KarunÄ and MettÄ: Buddhist Perspectives for a Theology of Pastoral Care for the Ageing and Persons with Disabilities. Ruwan Palapathwala, University of Melbourne, Australia. 13. `Who is God in the pit of ashes?' The Interplay of Faith and Depression in Later Life. Dagmar Ceramidas, Charles Sturt University, Australia. 14. Hearing the Voice of the Elderly: The Potential for Choir Work to Reduce Depression and Meet Spiritual Needs. Kirstin Robertson-Gillam, Hammond Care Group, Australia. 15. Humour and its Link to Meaning and Spirituality in War. Carmen Moran, University of New South Wales, Australia. 16. Pastoral Rituals, Ageing and New Paths into Meaning. Alan Niven, Churches of Christ Theological College, Australia. 17. Ageing, Disability and Spirituality: The Possibilities for Well-being and Care. Elizabeth MacKinlay. References. Contributors. Subject Index. Author Index.

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