Quality of Life Care is partnering with two other leaders in the end of life doula training and development arena--Teaching Transitions and International Doulagivers Institute--to offer an innovative training that healthcare agencies, hospices and hospitals can count on.
The National Professional End of Life Doula Certification is the
What an important time in the history for the end of life doula movement!
Our national trade organization, The Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is creating an End of Life Doula Council to educate both consumers and hospices and palliative care clinics about end of life doulas, how everyone can use doulas and how doulas can serve the hospice and palliative care industry.
We are caring for our own families and friends. And, we are Professional caregivers have an increased responsibility to take care of ourselves, as we care for so many others. Not only our livelihood depends on caring for our number one asset, ourselves, but the care we give others too.
We are so proud of all the work of end of life advocates around the world and our QLC Alumni, Sophia Plonski, is right there in the middle of it! Read more HERE about this amazing work. You will be inspired!
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This Day 29 video is just one of the videos from our End of Life Doula Primer, a free public education series for the person who wants to serve others at the end of life. Listen closely HERE as I share with you about how important it is to plan ahead.
In photo from left to right: Suzanne O'Brien, Deanna Cochran, Edo Banach, Patty Burgess.
This has truly been an eventful year! End of Life Doulas have taken a national and international stage as the new kids on the block for end of life support to families and established organizations who serve those with advanced illness and the dying.
I appreciate what this particular death midwife is saying regarding visiting someone at the end of life: "It is not mysterious or grandiose - bottom line, you're just visiting someone...at a very scary time in life."
Like a birth doula, but not really.
Let us begin with a little comparison and understanding of the role in relation to birthing. In 2017, in the US, birth doulas have created a special niche for themselves as providers of practical and emotional care for a woman and her family.
I work in the field of death and dying every day and help people move through so much pain and grief, and I am still no expert in grief - yours or my own.
I do not believe in the experts on grief.
School of Accompanying the Dying
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