Valuing Older People: A Humanist Approach to Ageing (Ageing by Ricca Edmondson, Hans-Joachim von Kondratowitz

By Ricca Edmondson, Hans-Joachim von Kondratowitz

How do we comprehend older humans as genuine humans, price their knowledge, and delight in that their values and rules either subject in themselves and are suffering from these of others? utilizing a life-course process, this ebook claims that the complexity and capability creativity that exists in later existence calls for a extra humanistic imaginative and prescient of older humans and getting old. This new process could permit larger inclusion of older humans, stressing the worth of 'ties of popularity and challenge' which bind all humans jointly. whilst, the publication recognizes different studies of older age and the range of meanings hooked up with them. Valuing Older humans offers quite a number contexts and methodologies wherein such meanings might be understood. The booklet translates getting old as a means of developing that means, performed by means of older humans but major for these round them, influencing the norms and values in their societies. It deals a full of life and inventive reaction to modern demanding situations of getting old and it promotes a extra optimistic view of growing old and older humans, spotting a admire for knowledge.

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The former refers to the practice of sincere and benevolent conduct as specified in the Quran, and the latter refers to the avoidance of bad or evil acts that would lead to the loss of self-respect. To summarise, the Malay cultural script stressed adherence to the Islamic religion and placed high value on good, helpful behaviour in the daily context within family and community. The Indian spiritual pattern Copyrighted material The major characteristics of the Indian pattern were its spiritual, individualistic and philosophical dimensions.

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