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Author Koenig, Harold
Title Faith in the Future : Healthcare, Aging and the Role of Religion
Imprint West Conshohocken : Templeton Press, 2009
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Introduction -- Part I: The Dilemma and Challenge -- Chapter One: Our Aging Population:The Dilemma and Challenge -- Chapter Two: Spiraling Healthcare Costs -- Chapter Three: Healthcare Institutions: Financial Pressures, Innovative Opportunities -- Part II: Some Solutions to Our Healthcare Crisis -- Chapter Four: Prevention, Healthy Living, and Wellness -- Chapter Five: Religion, Aging, and Health -- Chapter Six: Religion and the Long Tradition of Caring for the Sick -- Part III: The Role of Caring Communities -- Chapter Seven: Religious Congregations and Retirement Communities as Support Networks -- Chapter Eight: Successful Aging and Purpose-Filled Retirement: The Mutual Benefits of Volunteering -- Chapter Nine: What "Caring" for the Elderly Truly Entails -- Part IV: Implementing the Vision -- Chapter Ten: The Partnership of Government, Philanthropy, and Faith-Based Communities -- Chapter Eleven: Practical Steps for Putting Faith into Action -- Appendix A: Contact Information -- Appendix B: References -- Index
Dr. Harold Koenig was recently interviewed by Newsweek (November 10, 2003) about his book Spirituality in Patient Care (Templeton Foundation Press) and his research in the area of religion and health. He has become the international voice on the subjects of spirituality, health, and aging. In this book he is joined by two other experts on aging and human development. They present a compelling look at one of the most serious issues in today's society: health care in America. How will we provide quality healthcare to older adults who will need it during the next thirty to fifty years? Who will provide this care? How will it be funded? How can we establish systems of care now to be in place as demographic and health-related economic pressures mount? Alongside the sobering reality of the challenges our country faces, there are reasons for optimism. Innovative programs created and maintained by volunteers and religious congregations are emerging as pivotal factors in meeting health care needs. Summarizing decades of scientific research and providing numerous inspirational examples and role models, the authors present practical steps that individuals and institutions may emulate for putting faith into action
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Koenig, Harold Faith in the Future : Healthcare, Aging and the Role of Religion West Conshohocken : Templeton Press,c2009 9781932031355
Subject Older people -- Medical care -- United States -- Religious aspects.;Religious health facilities -- United States.;Aging -- United States -- Religious aspects.;Pastoral medicine -- United States.;Medicine -- United States -- Religious aspects.;Public health -- United States -- Forecasting.;Population -- Health aspects -- United States
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Alt Author Lawson, Douglas
McConnell, Malcolm
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