WK11Discussion_socw6111.docx - My explanation of the significance of addressing spirituality with the elderly The significance of addressing

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My e xplanation of the significance of addressing spirituality with the elderly. The significance of addressing spirituality with elders can have multiple benefits. On a personal experience level, I always found that elders became connected spiritually in their later years due to their end of life plans and wishes. As a social work practitioner, exploring spirituality in older adult’s life can aid for a dialogue of their values and wishes concerning their end of life care (Holosko, M. J., Skinner, J. F., Patterson, C. A., & Brisebois, K., 2013). I believe that this makes an individual more comfortable in their next stages in the afterlife. Different cultures and ethnicities view afterlife in many different aspects. Gathering an understanding of your client’s beliefs spiritually will allow you to continue comforting them in the next steps. Identify a spiritually based intervention for this population. Describe the effectiveness of the use of spirituality with the elderly as found in the literature.

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