Mary Elizabeth O’Brien is an amazing Christian nursing researcher, scholar, and practitioner. I discovered her book Spirituality in Nursing: Standing on Holy Ground while in grad school. I was researching Spiritual Care for various papers I wrote, as well as implementing Spiritual Care into an Associate Degree Nursing Program and then with The Art and Science of Spiritual Care: Train-the-Trainer project for Nurses Christian Fellowship International. Later, I discovered her other works and have used them as resources for my books and articles.
Sister Mary Elizabeth is a woman of God, a servant for Christ, and an excellent mentor. Even if it is only through her publications. She merges Scripture with the practice of nursing with a humble, compassionate and gracious spirit. I owe my maturation as a Christian nurse to her and recommend her works be part of a Christian nurses library.
Checkout a review for each of O’Brien’s books on my Facebook page.