Embracing the End of Life (EBOOK VERSION)
, Eugene Dufour
Number of pages: 176
Embracing the End of Life tackles the topic of dying with candor and thoughtfulness while paying special care to the spiritual well-being of all those who must deal with these issues.
Whether working in hospice or palliative care, as a doctor or social worker, or as a priest, parishioner or family member helping a loved one face the end of life, examining your own beliefs regarding death and dying will better prepare you to help those in your care.
Full of inspirational true stories from their own professional experiences, this book will challenge your perspective on end of life care. Reflection questions will help you explore your own perceptions and understanding of topics such as befriending death, suffering, loss, spiritual care, grief, forgiveness and anger.
Michelle OʼRourke, a Registered Nurse for more than thirty years, is the author of Befriending Death: Henri Nouwen and a Spirituality of Dying. Currently she works in the ER at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance and coordinates the Foundations in Parish Nursing education program for the Institute of Catholic Formation at St. Peterʼs Seminary in London, Ontario.
Eugene Dufour is a clinically trained therapist and international speaker on the topics of compassion fatigue, critical incident stress debriefing, bereavement, hospice palliative care and pastoral care. The former Executive Director of the Bereavement Ontario Network, he currently works as a therapist with the Star Family Health Team in Stratford, Ontario