The three complementary units are situated in the following context: Australians are living longer and our society is an ageing one. The recently concluded Royal Commission indicates some of the challenges and complexities in providing effective care for older citizens. Ageing in Australia today has become an urgent and increasingly important public issue. There are political, social and economic costs associated with an ageing society that require strategic thinking. A Gospel perspective calls Christians to collaborate in the building of a just and compassionate society.
Commencing with the ancient Christian understanding of the “care of souls” this specific course unit explores the evolution of pastoral and spiritual care to the present day as they contribute to the personal, mental and social wellbeing of ageing persons in our society.
Unit code: DS9631C
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit discipline: Spirituality
Proposing College: Catholic Theological CollegeShow when this unit is running
Demonstrate an understanding of human ageing from theological and spiritual perspectives;
Evaluate critically the range and variety of pastoral care approaches to human ageing;
Analyse the role and influence of pastoral care approaches in the lives of ageing believers and non-believers;
Formulate the contribution made by your own pastoral care understandings to the experience of human ageing.
This unit is part of a suite of three integrated units: DS8632C, DS9631C and DS9633
This unit is divided into three modules;
in addition 4 hours asynchronous tasks are required for each Saturday
Module 1 Ageing and care
Module 2 Ageing, pastoral care and well-being
Module 3 Ageing, pastoral care and the life cycle
Audit students may choose to participate in one or more modules
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Case study 2000 words
Pastoral integration reflection
Essay 3000 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 16 Aug, 2022
Unit record last updated: 2022-08-16 17:16:37 +1000