Spiritual Care for the Elderly

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serval:BIB_2939C470E5BC
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Spiritual Care for the Elderly
Périodique
Studia Universitatis Babeș-Bolyai Theologia Orthodoxa
Auteur(s)
Brandt Pierre-Yves, Dandarova Robert Zhargalma, Laubscher Karine
ISSN
1224-0869
2065-9474
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
30/12/2019
Volume
64
Numéro
2
Pages
105-114
Langue
anglais
Résumé
To speak of the Romanian village today is to consider a reality of life
populated more and more by elderly people and children whose parents work
outside the home, in town, or even abroad. The quality of life of the elderly
remaining in the village is, in this context, a major concern for the political
authorities and religious leaders. Indeed, many studies have shown that taking
into account the religious and spiritual dimension contributes to the well-being of
seniors.
Recent research in Switzerland has highlighted the fact that many elderly
people who live in senior care facilities are interested in talking about death with
someone they trust. This trusted person is not necessarily the priest or chaplain.
For many residents, this role is given to someone within the elderly person’s
network of family and friends (spouse, daughter, niece, close friend, etc.). What
happens when this network is empty and the elderly person is more isolated? We
propose to think about how these observations can be transposed into a practice
of spiritual care adapted to the context of the Romanian village.
Mots-clé
spiritual care, elderly, death, Romanian villages
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