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Spiritual care and ageing in a secular society

Elizabeth B MacKinlay and Corinne Trevitt
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (10): 74.
  • Elizabeth B MacKinlay1
  • Corinne Trevitt2

  • School of Theology, Charles Sturt University, Barton, ACT.

Correspondence: emackinlay@csu.edu.au

Acknowledgements: 

Part of the research for this article was funded by Australian Research Council Linkage Grant #LP0214980. We acknowledge the support of Charles Sturt University and industry partners Anglican Retirement Community Services, Wesley Gardens Aged Care and Mirinjani Village Aged Care in our work.

Competing interests:

None identified.

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