This collection of essays examines ageing in the context of the many faiths and cultures that make up Western society, and provides the knowledge needed to deliver sensitive and appropriate care to people of all faiths.
Chapters are written by authoritative figures from each of the world's major faith groups about the beliefs and practices of their older people. Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and Buddhist perspectives are covered, as well as those of war veterans and religious sisters. A brief history of each faith and culture is outlined, and in light of this each chapter discusses what ageing means for the people in question, and how it is perceived. This is followed by an exploration of issues relating to appropriate care, along with recommendations for policy and practice.
This accessible and inspiring book will be a useful text for academics, policy makers and practitioners in health and social care, care workers, pastoral carers, chaplains and religious professionals in hospital, residential and other care settings.
|Publisher:||Kingsley, Jessica Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
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