More About the Book

With her expertise in Nouwen’s writings, Michelle O’Rourke is able to incorporate Henri’s insights from his work in both spirituality and psychology, inspiring readers as they explore fresh perspectives to feed their souls, and find new meaning in their work. Voices of other experts also act as guides to foster an ethos of self-care, so as to build resilience and a firm foundation for a healthy, fulfilling work life.

Topics covered:

  • The call to care
  • The mutuality of caregiving
  • The challenges and the gifts of caregiving
  • Sustaining oneself as a caregiver

Michelle O’Rourke, RN MA, has an extensive background including Emergency Nursing, Parish Nursing, Lay Ministry, and Hospice Palliative Care. The author of Befriending Death: Henri Nouwen and a Spirituality of Dying (Orbis) and co-author of Embracing the End of Life: Help for Those Who Accompany the Dying (Novalis), Michelle was instrumental in designing, building and opening the Chatham-Kent Hospice.

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Available in Canada through Novalis Publishing

Twenty-Third Publications, 2020

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