Title

Pastoral Care the Elderly and Hospitalization as a Rite of Passage.

Date of Award

12-1996

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Religious Studies (MARS)

Department

Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies

First Advisor

Richard Grigg

Abstract

Hospitalization is a crisis and, for the elderly, often brings into sharp focus questions about the meaning of and purpose in life and one's values. ... Pastoral care can help the patient move beyond being resigned to things having happened to accept what life is today and for the future.

Comments

Master's thesis submitted to the faculty Sacred Heart University MARS program in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Arts in Religious Studies.