This highly integrative book helps students gain the knowledge and skills they need to assess, engage, and address the spiritual and religious needs of older adults. Taking a fresh approach that breaks new ground in the field, the author discusses eight major world religions and covers values and ethics, theories, interventions, health and caregiving, depression and anxiety, dementia, and the end of life. Meditations and exercises throughout the book allow readers to expand and explore their personal understanding of spirituality. Referencing the latest research, the book includes assessments and skill-based tools designed to help practitioners enhance the mental health of older people.
Chapter Eleven: Spirituality at the End of Life
Spirituality at the End of Life
To feel the full force of your mortality and to open your heart entirely to it, is to allow to grow in you that all-encompassing, fearless compassion that fuels the lives of all those who wish truly to be of help to others.