Top 5 Questions about Becoming an End-of-Life Doula

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Becoming an end-of-life doula starts with choosing an end-of-life doula training. Easier said than done, right? How to choose? What questions should you be asking? Questions Answered The presentation by Patty Brennan covers the following topics: What is the role of the end-of-life doula? What is the meaning of the word “doula”? Where do end-of-life…

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How to Hire a Doula: A Consumer’s Guide—July Newsletter

Holding space for pregnancy loss; navigating difficult conversations; COVID vaccine safety in pregnancy; pediatric palliative care; rebozo controversy; and more! How to Hire a Doula: A Consumer’s Guide to Getting the Help You Need If you have never had a baby before, never been a new mom or cared for a newborn, never witnessed a…

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Tools to Create Your End-of-Life Doula Business—May Newsletter

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We offer functional tools to create your own end-of-life doula practice. Comprehensive training, lifetime certification, doula directory, member webinars, and more. This month–Domestic Violence Awareness for Doulas tools and resources. Doula training options: Breathe a sigh of relief to find yourself in the company of others who use words like “honor,” “privilege,” “amazing,” and “profound” when referencing…

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Building Trust with Doula Clients—April Newsletter

Stepping Stones: Following a Pathway to the End of Life ~ Book Review By Patty Brennan Author Ellie Atherton is a hospice nurse with two decades of experience supporting families. Her new book contains stories drawn from journals she kept as she walked her own path of support. There is much that doulas can learn from Ellie…

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Feeding at the End of Life—Webinar Recording

Feeding a dying person can bring up a lot of ethical and emotional concerns. Is this act truly helpful or harmful? Bonnie Blachly and Richelle Godwin discuss what happens to the body when it starts to shut down, ways to support nourishment for the dying, risks associated with feeding and drinking close to death, and…

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New End-of-Life Doula Research—February Newsletter

New research on end-of-life doulas includes perspectives from four countries. Also in this newsletter–pandemic resources, what to say to a friend whose spouse has dementia, water cremation, electronic wills, force feeding our loves ones, and more!  February 2021 NewsletterView this email in your browser End-of-Life Doula Training & Certification~ Supporting life’s final transition ~ Become…

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End-of-Life Doula Internships—January Newsletter

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January 2021 NewsletterView this email in your browser End-of-Life Doula Training & Certification~ Supporting life’s final transition ~ Become an End-of-Life Doula!The Doula Business Guideby Patty Brennan A new year brings hope. Change is in the air. For many of us, the pandemic and government response to it, have altered our lives dramatically–from losing loved ones…

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Grief and Holidays—Webinar Recording

Kathleen Putnam presents on her work related to grief coaching. Kathleen has recently completed training with Amy Wright Glenn, the author of the book, “Holding Space.” Kathleen shares ideas on how doulas can support clients and families as they walk through their experience of grief. As we approach the Holiday season, grief may be heightened…

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A new community-based hospice home—December Newsletter

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December 2020 NewsletterView this email in your browser End-of-Life Doula Training & Certification~ Supporting life’s final transition ~ Become an End-of-Life Doula!The Doula Business Guideby Patty Brennan 2020 is nearly over.Not too many of us will shed tears over that reality, I’m guessing. The media are telling us that we are heading into a “dark…

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