Ageing, spirituality, and well-being by Albert Jewell, Malcolm Goldsmith, Rosalie Hudson, Elizabeth

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

This e-book brings jointly plenary addresses and different papers initially current on the moment overseas convention on growing older, Spirituality and health and wellbeing (2002, Durham college) The contributions are compassionate, hot and humane. The e-book is usually insightful, usually mind-blowing, and will, with no hesitation, be prompt as an introductory textual content to undergraduate nurses who desire to pursue these subject matters so ably captured by means of the name' - Nursing Philosophy 2007 'This is a well timed e-book, showing whilst these within the clinical career are starting to settle for that the religious and non secular wishes of individuals, and particularly older humans, are very important matters which need to be thought of whilst assessing the standard of lifetime of a sufferer' - Signpost 'I loved interpreting this publication, with its wealthy explorations and insights into spirituality in later existence . . . It brings jointly the perspectives of a few of the main renowned teachers, theologians and doctors operating during this sector . . . This publication is superbly edited, with an abundant creation, biographies of every of the presenters and sufficient examining references to fill at the least a piece of a library. Jewell says he hopes it is going to be a necessary contribution to the continued dialogue of spirituality and healthiness, and during this he certainly succeeds. there are various snapshots of the existence tales of older humans scattered in the course of the booklet. i'll finish with the remark of a girl with dementia to her occupational therapist after an artwork task: "We were on a superb trip, you and that i. What enjoyable we have now had, giggling and making a song. keeping a rainbow in our palms" - magazine of Dementia Care, July/August 2005 'It can be required studying for each pastor, carer, customer, loved one' - The Expository occasions 'We are informed that we are living in a society the place growing older is usually seen as a humiliation, anguish and death a meaningless adventure and

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The general principle is that the individual has supremacy over the collective. This means that we take for granted our rights as unique and important individuals to live independent lives. It is the role of our major social institutions to support our individualism and this is enshrined in the ‘policy and practice’ of needs-led, person/patient-centred models of care. We are living in a world now where individual rights and needs are more and more seen as the central mechanism by which we drive our society.

If we can regain a more interdependent definition of independence we can start to develop a policy of mutual care and release the potential of older people to give support and comfort as well as meet their needs for support and comfort. Finally we must make a transition from doing things to older people and wanting older people to do as a mark of success. We must try to move to being alongside and being in relationship with people rather than meeting targets and achieving goals. Focusing on process rather than outcome SUCCESSFUL AGEING AND THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY 57 is part of the spiritual journey of successful ageing.

Swinton (2001) makes a powerful and readable case for a relationship between the two approaches. We now have an opportunity to re-examine health and social care needs and develop methods that give us an opportunity to tap into the less measurable facets of human need. Negotiation of self in society is part of the spiritual journey. It is in this negotiation that meaning and purpose can be found. It is in the daily detail of life played out as a relationship between individuals that the spiritual journey takes form.

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