Religious Influences on Health and Well-Being in the Elderly

Religious Influences on Health and Well-Being in the Elderly

by K. Warner Schaie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826124046

ISBN-13: 2900826124042

Pub. Date: 06/15/2004

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

The volume focuses on the ways in which religious institutions, religious practices, and religious organizations impact the health and well-being of older persons.  See more details below

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The volume focuses on the ways in which religious institutions, religious practices, and religious organizations impact the health and well-being of older persons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900826124042
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/15/2004
Series:
Springer Series on the Societal Impact on Aging
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320

Table of Contents

1An introduction to research on religion, aging, and health : exploring new prospects and key challenges1
2Religious observance and health : theory and research20
Commentary : religion and health : a European perspective44
Commentary : observing religion and health59
3Prayer, love, and transcendence : an epidemiologic perspective69
Commentary : next steps in understanding the prayer/health connection96
Commentary : prayer and the elderly : exploring a "gerontological mystery"104
4Empirical advances in the psychology of religion and coping114
Commentary : religious coping in later life141
Commentary : religion, coping, and health152
5Religion, foregiveness, and adjustment in older adulthood163
Commentary : unforgiveness, forgiveness, religion, and health during aging187
Commentary : multiple forms of forgiveness and their relationships with aging and religion202
6Race and ethnicity in religion and health215
Commentary : race and SES differences in the relationship between religion and health238
7Religion and health in life course perspective246

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