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Start a Death Cafe!

By Merilynne Rush, MSHP, RN, BSN | October 31, 2019

Starting a local Death Cafe is a great way to contribute to the well-being of your community and become known as an End-of-Life Doula. You mush commit to following the mission as outlined on the Death Cafe website, where you’ll also find the guidelines. Death Cafe is not a place to give a presentation or…

Center for the Childbearing Year

Big Announcement! Two become one.

By Patty Brennan | September 25, 2019

Center for the Childbearing Year, Michigan’s premier birth and postpartum doula training center, has become part of Lifespan Doulas with the launch of our new website. Lifespan Doulas, founded by Merilynne Rush and Patty Brennan in 2016, has been offering end-of-life doula training and certification. Now, we are offering in-person doula training for the lifespan…

virtual reality trip

Hospice Patient Fred Visits Italy

By Merilynne Rush, MSHP, RN, BSN | September 25, 2019

Virtual Reality (VR) is a computer technology that immerses the user inside a simulated environment. End-of-life doula Anissa Picard, thanks to her son, took a VR trip to Croatia that was so enjoyable she decided to try VR with patients at the local hospice where she volunteers. A few months later, Anissa was able to…

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