Suffering Narratives Of Older Adults

Author: Mary Beth Quaranta Morrissey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135009651
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Suffering Narratives Of Older Adults from the Author: Mary Beth Quaranta Morrissey. In Suffering Narratives of Older Adults, Mary Beth Quaranta Morrissey turns to the traditions of phenomenology, humanistic psychology and social work to provide an in-depth exploration of the deep structure of the suffering experience. She draws upon the notion of maternal holding to develop an original construct of maternal affordances – the ground of possibility for human development, agency and relational practices. The conceptual analysis is based on the life narratives of several elders receiving chronic care in facility environments. Creating new fields of communication for patients, their family members and health professionals in processes of reflection and shared decision making, this book builds on knowledge about suffering to help guide ethical action in preventing and relieving chronic pain and improving systems of care. It offers a phenomenological approach to understanding the maternal as a primary domain of moral experience in serious illness and suffering, and implications for policy, practice and research. A series of applied chapters, looking at individual experiences of suffering and care experiences, present critical areas of ethical inquiry, including: pain and suffering maternal relational ethics evaluation and moral deliberation about care options decision-making and moral agency end-of-life experiences of care. Exploring how an ecological relational perspective grounded in phenomenology may provide fruitful alternatives to traditional frameworks in bioethics, this is an important contribution to the ongoing development of an ecological ethic of care. It will be of interest to scholars and students of bioethics and phenomenological methods in the health and human services, as well as practitioners in the field.

Soul Pain

Author: Helen K. Black
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ISBN: 9780895033048
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Soul Pain from the Author: Helen K. Black. Black (Thomas Jefferson U., Philadelphia) spoke to 40 men and women ages 70 and over about their experiences of suffering. The gerontological literature has equated suffering with depression, grief, pain, and sadness, but the elderly themselves distinguished suffering from these other experiences, seeing it as both a part of the human condition and

The Handbook Of Life Span Development Social And Emotional Development

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118026519
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The Handbook Of Life Span Development Social And Emotional Development from the Author: . In the past fifty years, scholars of human development have been moving from studying change in humans within sharply defined periods, to seeing many more of these phenomenon as more profitably studied over time and in relation to other processes. The Handbook of Life-Span Development, Volume 2: Social and Emotional Development presents the study of human development conducted by the best scholars in the 21st century. Social workers, counselors and public health workers will receive coverage of the social and emotional aspects of human change across the lifespan.

Aging Spirituality And Religion

Author: Melvin Kimble
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9780800632731
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Aging Spirituality And Religion from the Author: Melvin Kimble. Volume II picks up where Volume I left off--with practical advice and tools for ministry with the aging in a variety of settings. Gerontological and theological perspectives undergird the practical guidance and a final section treats of the unique ethical issues involved in ministry with the aging.

Treating Age Related Issues With Mindfulness Personal Narrative And Group Support

Author: Alice Andres
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Treating Age Related Issues With Mindfulness Personal Narrative And Group Support from the Author: Alice Andres. Although older adults represent an ever-growing specialized population, there is a lack of customized therapeutic approaches to target aging-related issues. There are multiple physical, cognitive, and emotional losses/disturbances associated with the process of aging, including chronic pain, disability, attentional impairment, memory loss, depression, death-related anxiety, spiritual concerns, loss of purpose, and bereavement. In order to address these specific age-related domains, a therapeutic program involving mindfulness-based practice, narrative therapies, and group processes will be developed. The program will be targeted toward community-dwelling older adults with relatively intact cognitive, emotional, and physical functioning and physical impairment. Those who suffer from severe mental illness/mood disturbances, incapacitating medical conditions, or any clinically-diagnosed dementia will not be invited to participate. To maximize the potential effectiveness of this program, a comprehensive literature review of current geriatric psychological research and therapeutic techniques was performed. In addition, a needs-based assessment involving semi-structured interviews was conducted with older adults.

Annual Review Of Gerontology And Geriatrics Volume 32 2012

Author: Bert Hayslip, Jr., PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082610875X
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Annual Review Of Gerontology And Geriatrics Volume 32 2012 from the Author: Bert Hayslip, Jr., PhD. "This collection is a timely and excellent contribution to the study of resilience and the field of gerontology."--Anthropology and Aging Quarterly This state-of-the science, multidisciplinary Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics provides a comprehensive examination of critical issues on resilience in a variety of life domains central to the well-being of older persons. It examines the role of resilience in determining adjustment and function in the domains of health, grief and bereavement, physical activity and functioning, spirituality, work, retirement, intellectual/cognitive functioning, coping with life events, care giving, and mental health interventions. The first section of the book addresses such domains of resilience as immunological function, stress and mood disorders, emotional and cognitive resilience, adjustment to cultural and environmental changes, and spirituality. Section two is concerned with practical applications of resilience. A developmental family perspective is used to examine differences in adaptation to age-related challenges. The role of resilience in geriatric rehabilitation is discussed as is adaptive coping in regard to loss and trauma. The text also explores resilience in regard to career management, retirement, and volunteerism, considers resilience as a component of health in regard to public policy, and examines exemplary public health programs and policies and the relationship of resilience to health care finance. Also addressed is resilience in caregiving as a mutually beneficial process, clinical interventions that enhance resilience, and resilience from a lifespan developmental perspective. Key Features: Synthesizes the best current research in the field, with direct practice implications Addresses resilience in regard to immunological function, emotional and cognitive resilience, and spirituality Explores the role of resilience in geriatric rehabilitation, career management and retirement, person-environ fit, and public health and policy Examines directions for future research and resilience-oriented interventions

Omega

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Osteoarthritis An Issue Of Clinics In Geriatric Medicine

Author: David J. Hunter
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455700339
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Osteoarthritis An Issue Of Clinics In Geriatric Medicine from the Author: David J. Hunter. This issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, Guest Edited by David Hunter, MD, will feature such article topics as: Epidemiology of Osteoarthritis; Age-Related Changes in the Musculoskeletal System and the Development of Osteoarthritis; The Contribution of Osteoarthritis to Disability; Etiology and Assessment of Disability in Older Adults; Quality of Osteoarthritis Care for Community-Dwelling Older Adults; Contextualizing Osteoarthritis Care and the Reasons for the Gap Between Evidence and Practice; Transforming Osteoarthritis Care in an Era of Health Care Reform; Strength Training in Older Adults: the Benefits for Osteoarthritis, Diet and Exercise in Older Obese Adults with Osteoarthritis; Device Use: Braces, Walking aids and orthotics; Pharmacologic Intervention for Osteoarthritis in Older Adults; Surgery in Older Adults with Osteoarthritis.