This subject provides a theoretical basis for pastoral and spiritual care of older people within a holistic framework. It introduces students to biblical-theological, spiritual, psychosocial and ethical perspectives on ageing. Taking into account pluralist socio-cultural and religious context(s) of contemporary Australia, it pays attention to: concepts of human being and personhood; understandings of body, mind and spirit; psychosocial and spiritual development in later life, including life review, narrative and spiritual reminiscence; the gifts and challenges of later life, including the search for wisdom and meaning, self-transcendence, role changes, isolation, suffering, illness and disability; and particular ethical issues associated with ageing.
School of Theology
Graduate Certificate in Ageing and Pastoral Studies
Graduate Diploma of Ageing and Pastoral Studies
Master of Ageing and Pastoral Studies
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.