Paperback: £21.99 / $36.95
2011, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-154-5, BIC 2: JKSG HRLK
Positive shifts in attitudes mean that emphasis is now being placed on the person with dementia and their personal relationships, rather than the illness. There is also growing recognition of the significance of a person's spiritual life in forming an essential basis for their sense of identity, and in providing them with a resource for coping.
Offering an inter-disciplinary approach to spirituality and personhood in dementia care, the contributors to this book are leading practitioners and researchers in the field. They provide both a theoretical structure and a practical understanding of the essential role that spirituality can play in the affirmation of personhood and identity, and of ways in which the spiritual well-being of people with dementia can be nurtured. This thought-provoking book includes chapters approaching the subject from Christian and Buddhist perspectives, discussion of inter-faith relations, and of what spirituality might mean for those not part of any faith tradition.
This will be valuable reading for nurses, care workers, care commissioners and pastoral support professionals interested in a more holistic and contemplative approach to caring for people with dementia.
23 May 2011
This month, we offered one of our readers a chance to preview a copy of the Revd Jewell's latest JKP title, Spirituality and Personhood in Dementia, and ask him some questions about it: "Q: To what extent and how far has your exploration of dementia enhanced your understanding of spirituality? A: ...People with dementia in the main live in the present moment because the past tends to get dismantled. To be able to live fully in the present, rather than be bugged by the past or worried about the future, is a great gift and one I covet..."
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