This is a book for our times, focusing on the concepts of ageing and dying, mediated through the cultural belief systems and spiritual practices that comprise today's multi faith, multi cultural societies... this book has much to teach us that is applicable in Britain, specifically the essay relating to "living and being in multi cultural communities" and the essay examining the delivery of high quality care within the multi cultural, multi faith context. It is important in delivering holistic care to clients, that we understand the broader context in which they are living, ageing and dying, and how their faith and belief systems influence their, and their care givers' attitudes to the care being provided. This is a book that can only aid the better provision of such holistic care.
`Elizabeth MacKinlay has established herself as a leading, innovative and well-organized voice in the challenge for both church and society to face the demographic reality of increased longevity...A wide-ranging book of seventeen chapters covers a number of issues and questions...Chapters not only engage with the various faiths and cultures, traditions and care practices, but also relate this to issues in death and dying, appropriate care, policy and standards of practice...This book is a useful stimulus to our thinking and action.`
Chia See Hong, Lecturer in OTSignpost
This inspiring book which has a good balance of theory and practice will provide front line practitioners with the knowledge they need to deliver sensitive and appropriate care to older people of all belief systems.