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Multidissiplinêre beskouinge op veroudering vanuit ‘n pastorale perspektief

Elsona Malan, Yolanda Dreyer
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 65, No 1 | a182 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v65i1.182 | © 2009 Elsona Malan, Yolanda Dreyer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 April 2009 | Published: 11 August 2009

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Elsona Malan, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa
Yolanda Dreyer, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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Multiprofessional aspects of ageing seen from a pastoral perspective

This article describes existing research on gerontology, and explores the role of pastoral care. When focusing on gerontology from a pastoral care point of view, certain multiprofessional aspects need to be considered. The article aims to highlight insights on the subject from the field of sociology, and to enable pastors to engage meaningfully with elderly persons. Reflection on the changing social environment emphasises the difficulties that retirement and the resulting loss of authenticity pose to the older person. The article considers how pastoral care as part of a multidisciplinary team could fulfil a positive role in gerontology.


bejaardesorg; kerkouetehuise; ouer persone; sosiologiese; pastoraat


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