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Learn how to work with people who are in need of long-term care to achieve a higher quality of life

A person living with a disAbling condition has issues and challenges much different from others. Pastoral Care with Young and Midlife Adults in Long-Term Care puts a needed spotlight on various disAbling conditions needing long-term care; the issues facing people who are disAbled individually and collectively; theology available to address concerns; insights into individual spirituality; and practical recommendations for pastoral care staff. Focusing specifically on adults between the ages of 18 to 64 rather than those over that age, this source examines ways to effectively work with those who have disAbling conditions achieve a higher quality of life.

Pastoral Care with Young and Midlife Adults in Long-Term Care discusses in-depth the issues which face people with physical or mental disAbling conditions. These include; the fragmentation of family life; health care issues; expenses; rights for people which varying disAbling conditions; labeling; suffering; ethics; sense of self; and coping with the adjustments of needing long-term care. The book contains a bibliography of source material; a glossary; and an annotated list of movies and videos that illuminate pastoral care issues and offer perspectives on death, dying, and grieving.

Some issues covered in Pastoral Care with Young and Midlife Adults in Long-Term Care include:

  • disAbling conditions
  • health care of women
  • health care of men
  • economics of disAbility
  • the impact of disAbling conditions upon the family
  • long-term care
  • rights and ethics for people with disAbling conditions
  • language
  • suffering
  • grief
  • acceptance
  • spirituality and faith
  • the faith journey
  • ethics
  • readjustment
  • and more

Pastoral Care with Young and Midlife Adults in Long-Term Care is an insightful, important book for pastoral care professionals, counselors, educators, health professionals, psychologists, and anyone with a disAbling condition.

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