Spirituality has been recognized as a positive factor in the lives of older adults, especially as it influences their emotional, mental, and physical well-being. This convenience sample study included 17 older adults residing at a faith based continuing care retirement community in . Interest in spirituality and aging has increased recently, owing to overwhelming evidence of positive health outcomes linked to spirituality and religious participation. Increasing longevity in.
Traditional religion involves accountability and responsibility. Spirituality has fewer requirements. People may reject traditional religion but consider themselves spiritual. In the United States, more than 90% of older people consider themselves religious or spiritual. Learning Objectives: Identify the positive affects of spirituality in the lives of older adults. Identify the 3 ethical principles that enhance social work practice with older adults and spirituality. Identify when a referral to another practitioner or to clergy may be appropriate.
Jan 26, · Because older adults often have to manage a number of losses as they age, they have the challenge and opportunity to turn to religion and to spirituality as methods for managing these losses. Rates of depression among older adults are higher than many other age groups for this reason. At any age, a person would struggle with job loss, death of Author: Karen D. Austin. Our early and middle adult years do not adequately prepare us for the new role of being an older adult. Shifting out of the role we are groomed for and into the unfamiliar role of retiree and then.