Multidissiplinêre beskouinge op veroudering vanuit ‘n pastorale perspektief
AbstractMultiprofessional aspects of ageing seen from a pastoral perspective
This article describes existing research on gerontology, and explores the role of pastoral care. When focusing on gerontology from a pastoral care point of view, certain multiprofessional aspects need to be considered. The article aims to highlight insights on the subject from the fi eld of sociology,
and to enable pastors to engage meaningfully with elderly persons. Refl ection on the changing social environment emphasises the diffi culties that retirement and the resulting loss of authenticity pose to the older person. The article considers how pastoral care as part of a multidisciplinary team
could fulfi l a positive role in gerontology.
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