More than half of mainline Protestants are over the age of sixty. Older adults have special needs to which many pastors are not adequately prepared to minister. Pastoral Care of Older Adults addresses such problems, many of which were identified in an extensive survey of clergy. The book provides practical guidance for parish pastors, and other counselors, to deal with such issues as Alzheimer's disease, the chronically ill, relocation, health crises, grief, depression, anxiety, gender differences, poverty, and the issues faced by the children of older adults.
- Title: Pastoral Care of Older Adults
- Author: Harold G. Koenig
- Publisher: Fortress Press
- Publication Date: 1998
- Pages: 112
About Harold G. Koenig
Harold G. Koenig M. D. is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine, and Director of Psychiatric Services at Duke University Geriatric Evaluation.