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November 2011

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posted 11.29.2011
Robert H. Binstock (December 6, 1935–November 22, 2011) has died at age 75 in Cleveland, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Martha Binstock, and daughter Jennifer Binstock. Dr. Binstock, a prominent gerontologist and professor of Aging, Health and Society at Case Western Reserve University... Read More
posted 11.22.2011
By Robert Rosenblatt The September 2011 AARP Bulletin has full-page ads for two brands of neck pendants used to protect against falls: you just press a button, which sends a call to an emergency center that can dispatch someone to your home. These ads have been around for years, but they don... Read More
posted 11.21.2011
By Donald Koepke Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy: Understanding and Addressing the Sacred By Kenneth I. Pargament 2007 The Guilford Press   “The field of psychology, I believe, is in need of a unified perspective on human behavior, one that expands the biopsychosocial... Read More
posted 11.21.2011
By Cathy Croghan  As advocates, we have definite ideas about “what providers need to know,” but it is important to figure out how to effectively deliver cultural competency training in a workplace-friendly, useable format. Especially considering that most cultural competency... Read More
posted 11.18.2011
By Rabbi Richard F. Address As you read this, somewhere a man or woman is sitting alone in their car, having just left their spouse—a life partner who resides in a long-term-care facility for people with Alzheimer’s Disease. Navigating traffic, he or she decides the time has come to... Read More
posted 11.18.2011
By Renee McCoy Family reunions are important rituals that have long contributed to the survival, health, and endurance of African American families, helping to maintain cultural heritage even in uncertain and turbulent times. Although there is variation in how African Americans hold family... Read More
posted 11.17.2011
This issue of the Forum on Religion, Spirituality and Aging (FORSA) presents the case of an older man has been a devout religious believer all his life, yet is now in the throes of depression. We present three perspectives on his case, two from FORSA members and one from a MHAN (Mental... Read More
posted 11.17.2011
This issue of the Forum on Religion, Spirituality and Aging (FORSA) presents the case of an older man has been a devout religious believer all his life, yet is now in the throes of depression. We present three perspectives on his case, two from FORSA members and one from a MHAN (Mental... Read More
posted 11.17.2011
This issue of the Forum on Religion, Spirituality and Aging (FORSA) presents the case of an older man has been a devout religious believer all his life, yet is now in the throes of depression. We present three perspectives on his case, two from FORSA members and one from a MHAN (Mental... Read More
posted 11.17.2011
By Harold G. Koenig, M.D. Additional Reading Anderson, Robert G., Jr., Th.M. 1985. “The Assessment of Systems in Promoting Collaborative Aftercare: Religious and Mental Health Organizations in Partnership,” The Journal of Pastoral Care XXXIX (3): 236−48.... Read More