This blog post is the last in a six-part series dedicated to identifying strategies that better address the social-emotional health and well-being of adult learners. The five social-emotional skills include:. From my perspective, we are experiencing a time of unprecedented challenges and pressures, which can easily cause us to succumb to empathy fatigue, to suffer from burnout, and to make poor decisions i. As used here, spirituality is not about beliefs regarding the afterlife, it is not about passing moral judgement, and it is not about issues related to the separation of church and state. Rather, here I discuss spirituality as a skill or ability to connect, to relate, and to make decisions that are grounded in what we know to be the best practice.
Spiritual Development and Cultural Context in the Lives of Women Adult Educators for Social Change
Shiraz E-Medical Journal | The Impact of Spirituality on Health
Context: The impact of spirituality on recovery from disease and the promotion of health is a topic that has received the attention of many researchers and scholars around the world. Evidence Acquisition: This study comprised a non-systematic narrative review of original and reliable scientific articles on spirituality published from to The research strategy was carried out using electronic databases such as Scopus, PubMed, and Google Scholar. Considering the goal of the research, 51 articles were selected and reviewed.
How to Address the Spirituality of Adult Learners Without Getting All “Spiritual”
Cultural competency in health care involves the recognition of differences in cultural knowledge and identity, including language and religion, and can be addressed at multiple levels i. Religion and spirituality are often conflated and this has led to difficulty in defining each construct accurately. Lindeman and colleagues argue that in order to obtain reliable results about spirituality and its outcomes, a parsimonious and unambiguous theoretical definition and assessment method is needed. According to the APA Handbook of Psychology, Religion and Spirituality Pargament et al , religion and spirituality may both be used when considering the full range of beliefs and practices that may include both secular and institutional practices, which facilitate the search for the sacred.
Journal of Adult Development. This paper reports the results of a qualitative research study where the purpose was to examine the spiritual development of a multicultural group of women adult educators who are teaching for social justice and are motivated to do so because of their spiritual commitments. Findings reveal 4 themes of spiritual development. It may be described as a spiral process of moving beyond and re-membering spiritual values and symbols of the culture of origin, it includes a deepening awareness and honoring of the Lifeforce, it facilitates authentic identity development, and it requires social action. Unable to display preview.