Unique needs: Salvation Army officers in retirement and end-of-life care

Bruce Allen Stevens, Rhonda Shaw, Peter Bewert, Mavis Salt, Jennifer Ma

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Retirement is a major life transition. On this point there is general agreement. But what about retirement for clergy and those who serve in the church? Perhaps a few see ministry as a job; then the change would be much like a worker ceasing paid employment. However, does being ordained, having a respected leadership role in the church, and serving God bring some unique dynamics to this transition? In this article we try to identify such factors using a large sample of Australian Salvation Army officers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-77
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


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