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Spiritual Well-Being of Chinese Older Adults

Conceptualization, Measurement and Intervention

Authors: Lou, Vivian W. Q.

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  • The first book on spirituality for Chinese older adults which fill in the gap to spirituality literature worldwide
  • Contextualizes its focus firmly on its originality and innovation by developing a relationalism conceptualization and intervention on spirituality for Chinese elders
  • The pioneer efforts in developing evidence-based intervention in enhancing spirituality for Chinese elders
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There are several unique features of this book on the spiritual well-being of Chinese older adults. First, based on qualitative methodology, a conceptual model of spiritual well-being was proposed. Besides, through a Delphi study, different dimensions of spiritual well-being were identified. Conceptually, such effort is important because there is a general lack of well-articulated models of spiritual well-being for Chinese people. Although Western models can be “transplanted” to Chinese contexts, indigenous concepts are needed. As such, this is a pioneer conceptual contribution. Second, the author developed and validated the Spiritual Scale for Chinese Elders. In view of the lack of related measurement tools in the field, this is a pioneer attempt which is important for social work education, research and practice. Third, a Spiritual Enhancement Group for Chinese Elders was developed and its effectiveness was evaluated. In contrast to ordinary elderly programs, this program was based on solid theoretical grounds. In addition, process evaluation and outcome evaluation were conducted. The intervention program is a beautiful link between theory and practice whereas the evaluation is a good outgrowth of practice. The present project is especially valuable because evidence-based practice is at its infancy in different Chinese communities.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-46303-1
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Softcover $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-46302-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spiritual Well-Being of Chinese Older Adults
Book Subtitle
Conceptualization, Measurement and Intervention
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-46303-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-46303-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-46302-4
Series ISSN
2211-7644
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 92
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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