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By David O. Moberg

Discover the non secular dimensions of getting older via technological know-how, thought, and practice!

During the later years of lifestyles, many of us commit power to a strategy of non secular awakening and self-discovery. but their family members, neighbors, clergy, and the supporting pros who paintings with them should not regularly ready to appreciate or take care of the religious issues in their consumers. getting older and Spirituality offers a special, far-reaching review of this long-neglected field.

Divided into 4 self sufficient yet interwoven sections, this landmark e-book covers the non secular realm with clinical rigor and deep human knowing. getting older and Spirituality comprehensively surveys the problems of spirituality, from the basis of uncomplicated definitions to targeted checks of the position spirituality performs within the lives of the aged and prompt instructions for extra learn. This book's new angle combines scholarly study and sensible nuts-and-bolts feedback for provider supply. via drawing from many disciplines and professions, it deals clean views to even these practitioners already acquainted with the best non secular suggestions their very own box can provide.

Aging and Spirituality solutions such universal questions as:

  • What are the religious wishes of individuals later in existence?
  • Is there any strong facts that prayer adjustments issues?
  • How is spirituality relating to actual and psychological future health?
  • Does spirituality topic whilst humans recognize they're demise?
  • How will we degree religious well being and investigate the results of actions meant to augment it?
  • Will consciousness to spirituality worsen or alleviate the losses--of buddies, kinfolk, wellbeing and fitness, youth--that so usually happen in the course of previous age?

Aging and Spirituality offers a much-needed source for healthiness care pros, clergy, social staff, and counselors operating with geriatric consumers. by means of integrating non secular concerns into the theoretical framework of social gerontology, getting older and Spirituality might help you know the clinical foundations, sensible functions, and public coverage implications of spirituality for older adults.

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2. The mentor group received all interventions, including mentors. 3. The control group received no interventions at all. (Taylor and Dryfoos, 1998) The results indicated that the mentor group scored highest on measures of attitude toward school, attitude toward the future, and attitude toward elders. The mentor group had lower incidents of substance use as well. The research also examined the difference between having highly involved mentors (six hours or more per week) and less involved mentors.

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