Section 1: Establishing Rapport and Peace From the Inside Out
In this section, we explore the emotional and spiritual grounding necessary for us to do the work, as well as creating rapport with our families and a soothing environment for all.
SECTION 2: Exploring Types And Settings of EOL Doula Work
We completely cover everything here from pre-hospice palliative care to hospice and all the various settings where you may work with a family. This section is heavy on what palliative care actually is, and how you can be instrumental in preventing traumatic declines in the people you serve.
SECTION 3: Providing Emotional And Spiritual Support
This section is vast, rich, and deep. We devote a lot of time to the person dying, as well as the family and yourself. Issues from anticipatory grief, family anxiety, communication, rituals, spiritual support, meaning, and discerning our own effectiveness.
SECTION 4: Providing Practical Support
Here we cover the very real needs of a person and their family in a practical sense and how you can be helpful. Last wishes, advance directives, ethical wills, and funeral plans are just some of the topics we will cover.
SECTION 5: Providing support through stages of dying
The physiological and cognitive changes as someone is dying requires in-depth learning. You must learn from modules such as this and from direct experience. We cover the decline in body systems, cognitive changes, nearing death awareness, deathbed care, vigil tools/tips, the last days and hours, death and post death care, and many other topics related to supporting a person and family through their final times. There are several special topics included: artificial nutrition and hydration, constipation, terminal agitation, and euthanasia, to name a few.
SECTION 6: Serving Your Community - What Are You Dreaming Of?
If you want to build a practice, this section is especially for you. Even if you want to remain the 'go-to' person for your circle of family and friends, there are many boundary issues you must address as well. We go over everything from how to create your practice to managing liability to being the 'go-to' person in your community.
Personal Loving Care
End of Life Support From last 4 - 6 weeks of life until 2 months post death Non medical care planning Emotional and Spiritual Support Advance Directives Notary Public Funeral and Memorial Planning part of end of life team Respite support
Vigil Support Pre- Post Death Vigil
Early Bereavement Bereavement Companion, weekly visits (8)
Each QLC CareDoula Guide has been lovingly and fully trained in practical and compassionate end of life support.