Learn how death doula training helped this physician find more meaning and fulfillment in her end-of-life medical practice.
My guest Dr. Jackie Yeager is a hospice and palliative care physician who has also trained as a death doula in order to provide the best possible care to her patients. She discusses her passion for slow medicine, especially at the end of life, and describes a new course she is launching on medical information for caregivers and death doulas. Learn more about the Informed Caregiver Course at her website:
This interview includes:
- Why Dr. Jackie decided to become a death doula
- What is “slow medicine” and why it is important
- How mindfulness and spiritual practice help her be a better doctor
- How death doulas augment traditional hospice care
- How physicians struggle with grief over the deaths of patients
- The scope of practice for a death doula
- What is included in Dr. Jackie’s Informed Caregiver Course
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Informed Caregiver Course
- Beautiful Dying Expo – Nov. 2-3, 2019 – San Diego CA
- Spiritual Journeys in Chronic Illness Course – starts July 9th
- Join the team at Patreon.com/eolu and get access to the EOLU mug: “Mind if we talk about death?” (only Patrons can purchase it)
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