Program Summary: This paper identifies spirituality as a client strength but also cautions that many social workers have limited training with respect to client spirituality. The authors propose three ethical principles to guide social work practice with older adults and spirituality: client autonomy, spiritual competence, and .
Jan 26, 2012 · 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.
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 .
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.