End-of-Life Doula Program at HackensackUMC

Date/Time

March 25, 2017 to March 26, 2017
08:00 AM until 02:00 PM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Description

Learn how to become an End-of-Life (EOL) Doula with this 12-hour training program that teaches volunteers how to help guide and support patients and families through the dying process. 

Just as a birth doula brings greater comfort and meaning to the process of labor, the End-of-Life (EOL) Doulas at Hackensack University Medical Center do the same for patients and their loved ones who are experiencing serious illness, especially during their active dying process. 

HackensackUMC End-of-Life doulas are specialty trained volunteers who support life and provide a compassionate presence when patients and families need it the most. Our doulas are passionate about supporting patient and families through this sacred journey by affirming life.

End-of-Life Doulas help our patients by:

  • Providing an opportunity for companionship and presence, bearing witness to patients’ unique journeys
  • Exploring and preserving the stories, wisdom, and messages that give life meaning through legacy projects that families can treasure forever.
  • Planning for what patients want to see, hear, and feel around them in the last days.
  • Creating and using guided visualization and ritual for added comfort and meaning.

End-of-Life Doulas help our families by:

  • Easing caregiver burden; encouraging them to get the rest they need from the exhausting demands of caregiving.
  • Bring present during the dying process.
  • Assisting with bereavement resources.

Cost

free

Location

View map John Theurer Cancer Center at HackensackUMC
92 Second Street
first floor conference room
Hackensack, NJ

Additional Information

Sponsor

HackensackUMC

Phone

551-996-2442

Contact name

Nancy Voss

Contact email

Nancy.voss@hackensackmeridian.org

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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