Unit Code & NameDP3715B Pastoral and Spiritual Care of Older People
DescriptionThis unit provides a framework for pastoral theology and ministry to older people within an ageing and longevity context. Biblical and theological perspectives on ageing are explored as well as the faith journey. Methods and benefits of spiritual assessment will be explored and contextualised for a diverse generational and cultural demographic. Students will have opportunity to reflect on the challenges, risks and ongoing potential within longer living and the relevance of life review.
FieldD - Theology: Mission and Ministry
DisciplineDP - Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
*This unit is offered at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Students may engage with people across both levels when this unit is delivered.
Assessments1 x Essay 1,500 words - 30%
1 x Case study 2,000 words - 40%
1 x Integrative essay 1,500 words, 30%
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
1. Interpret and examine the diverse contexts of ageing in Australia.
2. Identify and discuss challenges and risk in ageing and how life review is releveant.
3. Illustrate through analytical reflection theological perspectives on ageing.
4. Define spiritual needs in ageing and apply different methods of assessment and planning.
5. Articulate ongoing potential within longer years of life, particularly ongoing faith development and how faith communities can respond effectively and appropriately.