Ageing Persons and Pastoral Care

DT9631C
crosslisted DP9631C and DS9631C

Rev. Dr Laurence McNamara CM
Six Saturdays, 2019
2, 16, 30 March; 13 April; 11, 25 May
9.00am – 3.30pm

Australians are living longer and our society is an ageing society. This unit will explore the phenomenon of human ageing at personal and societal levels. In light of current person-centred approaches in aged care, multi-disciplinary understandings of ageing will be explored. This will provide the context for an in-depth study of pastoral care, both theoretical and practical. The ways in which human ageing challenges pastoral care will be a particular focus of this study. The context for this study will be the theological, spiritual, ethical, and pastoral care traditions of the Catholic church.

Census Date

Friday 29 March 

Prerequisites

none

Mode

intensive mode: 9.00am — 3.30pm

Assessment

two 1,000-word short papers   2 x 20%
one 4,000-word essay   60%

Bibliography

  • Baldwin, Clive, and Andrea Capstick, eds. Tom Kitwood on Dementia: A Reader and Critical Commentary. Maidenhead: McGraw Hill/Open University Press, 2007.
  • Cole, Thomas R., and Sally A. Gadow, eds. What Does It Mean to Grow Old?: Reflections from the Humanities. Durham: Duke University Press, 1986.
  • Cole, Thomas R., Robert Kastenbaum, and Ruth E. Ray, eds. Handbook of the Humanities and Aging. 2nd ed. New York: Springer, 2000.
  • Coleman, Peter G., and Ann O’Hanlon. Ageing and Development: Theories and Research. Texts in Developmental Psychology. London: Arnold, 2004.
  • Connidis, Ingrid A. Family Ties and Aging. 2nd ed. Los Angeles: Pine Forge, 2010.
  • Lartey, Emmanuel. Pastoral Theology in an Intercultural World. Peterborough: Epworth Press, 2006.
  • Sachs, John R. The Christian Vision of Humanity: Basic Christian Anthropology. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1991.
  • Swinton, John. Dementia: Living in the Memories of God. 2nd ed. London: SCM Press, 2017.