Unit Code & NameDP9715B 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 2,000 words - 30%
1 x Integrative essay 2,000 words - 30%
1 x Case study 3,000 words - 40%
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
1. Research and discuss the diverse context of ageing in Australia.
2. Investigate the challenges and risks in ageing and how life review is relevant.
3. Critically analyse theological perspectives on ageing.
4. Review spiritual needs in ageing and apply different methods of assessment and planning.
5. Integrate understanding of potential for ongoing achievement as well as opportunity for faith development with longer liviing.
6. Develop a strategy for the place and role of the older person in their faith community.