A New Educational Program

Become a HOPE End-of-Life Doula

End-of-life doulas provide non-medical, holistic support and comfort to the dying person and their family, which may include education and guidance as well as emotional, spiritual or practical care. Each doula has their own skill set and works with a family to determine what their needs are.

What you will learn


Comprehensive End-of-Life Doula Training

End-of-Life Doulas are beginning to fill the gaps in hospice and palliative care systems throughout America. With recent trends favoring a more natural death in the home setting, doulas are being sought after as the guides and advocates a family needs as a loved one is dying.

Our 24-hours of comprehensive instruction includes one 4 hour and two 8 hour sessions of in-class instruction. The remaining 4 hours of instruction will be available through online video presentations and webinars.

Session 1
Date: Friday - March 6, 2020
Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Palliative and Hospice Care, the end-of-life Doula model of care, the Social Model Hospice home, and family assessments.

Examining your own fears about death and dying.

The Journal experience—introduction.

Session 2
Date: Saturday - March 7, 2020
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Active listening techniques, understanding the needs of the dying person, enhancing communications, family dynamics, and understanding the messages of the dying.

Spiritual care of the dying, life review, meaning and legacy work.

Messages of the Dying.

Diversity in Faith and Cultural traditions at the end-of-life.

Session 3
Date: Saturday - March 21, 2020
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm

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.

After death care.

Vigil planning and rituals.

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.

Session 4 - Online
4 Hours Completed Online

Advanced Directives, POLST, End-of-Life Options Act, expanding roles for EOL doulas, support systems for doulas, and Community resources for clients.

View at home, the HBO film, “The End” Web discussion of the film.

Learn with the Best

Teresa Wolf, RN

Co-founder of Our Community House of Hope, has worked with hospice patients and their families for 25 years. She has a special passion for educating nursing students and volunteers in this specialized field for many years. She is the author of the book, Hope in Our Final Season.

Lisa Horner, RN

Has been a nurse in the field of hospice for 13 years. Prior to becoming a nurse, she volunteered for 2 hospice agencies and recently volunteered at OCHH. In September 2018 Lisa became a certified End-of-Life Doula.

Beginning in March 2020!

Course Curriculum

The role of the doula in end-of-life care

The scope of practice for end-of-life doulas

Hospice/Palliative care models

The Social Model End-of-life care home model

Exploring our own fears about death and dying

Accompanying the dying

Family Assessment tools

Understanding the dying process and the needs of the family

Non-medical comfort measures

Active listening and communication skills

Family needs and dynamics

Life Review, Meaning and legacy work

Spiritual Care, Rituals, Sitting Vigil

Faith traditions and Cultural Diversity at the end-of-life

Advanced Planning, Advanced Directives, POLST

End-of-life Care Option Act in California

Self-care for the doula and caregiver

After death care, funerals, home funerals

Grief and Bereavement support—Part of the Doulas role

Become an End-of-Life Doula

Don't miss this opportunity to take our amazing training series!

Our next training series will begin in March 2020

$649$449 25% off

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End-of-Life Doula Certification Workshop

(additional course designed for those who wish to become professional doulas)

3 Hour workshop

When: Saturday April 4, 2020

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Where: Los Robles Hospital


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Contact us at:
Our Community House of Hope
2060 E. Avenida de Los Arboles
#D-375 Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

P: 1 (805) 377-1907

E: Teresa@ourhouseofhope.org or Info@ourhouseofhope.org