Meeting the pastoral care needs of an aging population.

  title={Meeting the pastoral care needs of an aging population.},
  author={Glenn M. Shea},
  journal={Health progress},
  volume={67 5},
  pages={36-7, 68}
As hospitals increasingly operate nursing homes, retirement centers, and home health agencies, pastoral personnel will be challenged to demonstrate to hospital planners the importance of providing pastoral care for the elderly clients of these services. Older persons have significant needs that cannot be met by psychotherapy, social work, or other disciplines. The "young old," for example, are typically in early retirement and often feel useless and without dignity. The "middle old" are in… CONTINUE READING


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