Palliative and Hospice Care, the end-of-life Doula model of care, the Social Model Hospice home, family assessments, and examining our own fears about death and dying.
Active listening techniques, understanding the needs of the dying person, enhancing communications, family dynamics, and understanding the messages of the dying.
Physical care of the dying person, signs and symptoms of dying, pain management, working with the medical hospice team, non-medical comfort measures, safety tips for doulas, and supporting the family during the active dying process.
Spiritual care of the dying, life review, meaning and legacy work, meaningful rituals, vigil planning, after death care, and relaxation techniques.
Advanced Directives, POLST, End-of-Life Options Act, expanding roles for EOL doulas, support systems for doulas, and Community resources for clients.
Grief and bereavement support, anticipatory grief, children’s grief, the doula’s role in grief support, preparations for the funeral, supporting the family and self-care.