Aging and God: Spiritual Pathways to Mental Health in Midlife and Later Years

Harold G. Koenig / Hardcover / Haworth Press, Incorporated, January 1994

This book comprehensively examines the important role that religion plays in the lives of older adults. In its 543 pages and 23 chapters, the book covers topics such as the relationship between psychiatry and religion, theories of aging and human development, theories of faith development, depression and medical illness, use of religion to cope, religion and depression, religious and anxiety, spiritual needs of physically ill elders, use of religion in psychotherapy, religion in the nursing home and Alzheimer’s disease, alcoholism and sexual dysfunction, family and bereavement, religious conversion in later life, hope for the dying, suicide in later life, and the role of physician assisted suicide.

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