Addressing death, dying, and bereavement In senior adult Christian education

Full Title
Addressing death, dying, and bereavement In senior adult Christian education
Author
John W Smith
Abstract
An aging U.S. populace with increasing awareness and acceptance of hospice practices challenges Christian education to preemptively address end-of-life concerns as part of supporting continued life fulfillment for older persons. This report proposes a composite educational methodology using Vygotskyan and Jungian human development theory can provide education care that nurtures senior adult formational maturity in relation to death, dying and bereavement issues. The resulting approach is presented and evaluated through a pro-active research project conducted in a year-long case study of a senior adult Bible class and is found to achieve promising results.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Kathy L Dawson
Language
English
Date
2010
Number of Pages
46