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  • Karen M. Wyatt

End-of-Life Doulas: A Movement for the Future with Deanna Cochran RN

Learn how the doula movement is changing the way we care for people at the end of life.

Thursday April 12, 2018

10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern

Dial-in Number: (425) 440-5010

Code: 882570#

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There's a movement sweeping the country that involves teaching people to provide care for their loved ones and neighbors as they reach the end of life. My guest for this interview, palliative care nurse Deanna Cochran, is one of the leaders and instigators of this trend through her Quality of LIfe Care Orgnanization. Deanna will share with us how the doula movement is growing and what has changed in grassroots end-of-life care over the past few years.

In this interview you will learn:

The definition of an "end-of-life doula"

What it currently means to have a "certificate" as an end-of-life doula and how that will change in the future

Why the certification process can be helpful to the doula movement overall

How the International Death Doula Training taking in place in Maui got started and what the future holds

How hospices are beginning to embrace end-of-life doulas

Advice for those who are considering becoming an end-of-life doula

Deanna Cochran is a registered nurse with certification in hospice and palliative care who has served as a private EOL doula since 2005. She is the founder of the End of Life Practitioners Collective and Quality of Life Care which provides awareness, information, resources and support to people and their families who are living with life-limiting illness. She has also been mentoring and training death doulas and caregivers since 2010.

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