The sharing of information and support of lay and professional caregivers to enhance the quality of life for people at the end of life is what guides every action within QLC.
We focus on the time period between 'when-cure-driven-treatments-begin-to-stop-working' and bereavement.
QLC began as an online resource center, in 2005, to share about the power of palliative care in the non-hospice setting. We have evolved over the years to not only be a voice for non-hospice palliative care, but to also bridge the gaps in health and death care. We have become the go-to source for many people, lay and healthcare professionals alike.
We have been developing relationships with world leaders since the early 2000's, building an infrastructure of support for all of us in the end of life empowerment movement. We continue to value unity in this movement and accessibility for all.
2017 - Launch of our End of Life Practitioners Directory. Coming Soon!
2017 - Book, “Accompanying the Dying: Heart Centered Wisdom at the End of Life.” Coming soon!
2016 - QLC Education Partners. Community Education Initiative. Experienced end of life educators are using our signature program, Accompanying the Dying: A Practical Guide and Awareness Program,” to mentor others in their communities.
2014 - End of Life Practitioners Collective. Community of independent practitioners from a variety of disciplines who serve people at the end of life. Presently our community is on Facebook.
2014 - Journey with Deanna blog and podcast. We began as the world's first podcast devoted to palliative care as “The Journey Radio” podcast. We focus on the journey, not the outcome of living with advanced illness, dying and death. We interview leading experts as well as the non-medical person and offer opinions on leading issues.
2010 - Accompanying the Dying: A Practical Guide and Awareness Training. The birth of QLC's signature program which mentors people who are exploring serving others at the end of life. Training for non-medical and medical professionals. Certificate and non-certificate options.
2008 - World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. Host of Austin's 2nd annual celebration with Texas New Mexico Hospice Organization and The International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care.
2007 - World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. Host of Austin, Texas's 1st celebration.
2005 – Deanna began her private practice as an End of Life Doula and Palliative Consultant which she continues now.
Our programs offer excellent, in-depth end of life training for the person who wants to accompany the dying however you may want to do this—through volunteering, a private practice or within an organization.