Fit for the Future, episode 79

Rhiann McLean, lead on Fit for the Future, a joint Iriss and Scottish Care project, speaks about the project's aims and objectives.

Spirituality and ageing: Implications for the care and support of older people

Insight 19

Key Points

  • There is disagreement and discussion about the definition of spirituality
  • Ageing is a journey which includes a spiritual dimension
  • The spiritual dimension focuses on meaning of life, hope and purpose, explored through relationships with others, with the natural world and with the transcendent
  • The evidence base suggests that genuine and intentional accompaniment of people on their ageing journey; giving time, presence and listening are th