Healthy Caregiving – Perspectives for Caring Professionals in Company with Henri J.M. Nouwen
Author: Michelle O’Rourke
160 pages, 5.5” x 8.5”
Healthy Caregiving is an encouraging, reflective resource for professionals working in a care sector, including health care, social work, chaplaincy and other similar professions. Infused with the wisdom of Henri Nouwen, Michelle O’Rourke helps caregivers to become more intentional and wholistic in how they respond to those they care for every day.
With her expertise in Nouwen’s writings, Michelle 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.
Filled with valuable information, inspiring stories and questions for self-reflection, this book is a must-have for any caregiver who seeks nourishment in their profession.
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.