Learn how you can get involved (for free) as a host for World Training Day and spread the word about how to care for people at the end of life.
My guest today is Suzanne O’Brien RN, hospice and oncology nurse and the founder of Doulagivers.com. She discusses how end-of-life doulas will change death and dying now and in the future and how she started World Training Day in 2019 to meet the needs of communities around the world for end-of-life training. Learn how you can get involved this year and host an event on 4/20/2020. Get more information at the World Training Day website:
Download Suzanne’s handout:
This episode includes:
- What is an “end-of-life doula”
- Why death is not a medical experience but a human experience
- How EOL doulas can help with the current and future caregiver shortage
- 3 levels of training for doulas
- How advance planning leads to a good end of life
- How EOL doula training is useful for everyone, including teachers, navigators and hospice workers
- Online training available for level 1 doulas through Doulagivers.com
- Why presence is one of the greatest gifts we can give to patients at the end of life
- How to get involved (for FREE) in World Training Day on 4/20/2020 – anyone can be a host; sign up by January 20, 2020
- Where to host a WTD event and how you can benefit from being a host
- The ripple effect of planting seeds about end-of-life issues
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Sign up for World Training Day
- Suzanne’s website: Doulagivers.com
- Listen to my previous interview with Suzanne here
- Watch Suzanne’s webinar on Level 1 EOL Doula training here
- World Training Day Facebook Page
- A Year of Reading Dangerously Online Reading Group
- 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). PLUS get our new bonuses: the monthly EOL News Update, movie reviews from 2 Doctors and a Movie, and automatic access to A Year of Reading Dangerously!
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