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29 10, 2019

No Food For Thought

By |2019-10-29T16:12:42-04:00October 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is VSED? VSED stands for voluntarily stopping eating and drinking. It is an intentional decision to stop drinking and eating, for the specific purpose of causing death. It does not refer to stopping food and fluids provided using a feeding tube or to situations in which a patient has no appetite or is unable [...]

12 09, 2019

End of Life Doulas Are Making Big Waves

By |2019-09-12T16:33:23-04:00September 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Suzanne B. O’Brien here, In 2014, the National Institutes of Health released a report “Dying in America” in which they spoke about the future of end of life care. This report declared that there is need to move towards: - person-centered, family-oriented end of life care models - an increase in education and higher standards [...]

5 09, 2019

Exciting News for the End of Life Doula Profession

By |2019-09-17T15:13:11-04:00September 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hey Suzanne B. O’Brien here, Hospice News released this great article titled “Hospices Engage with Death Doulas to Support Patients.” This article is a clear representation of the synergy that exists between End of Life Doulas and Hospice. This creats the most beneficial experiences for End of Life patients and their families. As we have [...]

21 08, 2019

Have you seen this yet?

By |2019-08-21T13:44:12-04:00August 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hey Suzanne B. O’Brien here, Late last week this great blog came out focusing on our Doulagivers Specialists and the intricate role they will be playing in alleviating the impacts of the looming eldercare crisis facing America! Here is an excerpt from “The Power of the Doulagivers Specialist”: “The convergence of these two issues (a rapid [...]

18 12, 2017

What is a Death Doula? 5 Questions Answered

By |2017-12-18T10:27:28-05:00December 18th, 2017|Positive Passings|12 Comments

What is a Death Doula? A Death Doula is a non-medical person trained to care for someone holistically (physically, emotionally and spiritually) at the end of life. Death Doulas are also known around the world as: end of life coaches, soul midwives, transition guides. death coaches, doula to the dying, end of life doulas, death [...]

19 12, 2016

Caregiving Advice During the Holidays

By |2017-07-27T12:59:24-04:00December 19th, 2016|Positive Passings|0 Comments

Caregiving Advice During the Holidays While there is no “holiday break” from caregiving, it can still be a special time of year for you and your loved one. The holiday season presents opportunities for your friends and family to contribute to your loved one’s care, for you to seek emotional support and for your loved [...]

14 11, 2016

THE HOLIDAY TIME IS A GREAT TIME TO HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE GIFT OF ADVANCE DIRECTIVES

By |2017-07-27T12:59:24-04:00November 14th, 2016|Positive Passings|0 Comments

The Holidays are right around the corner. The time of year where families come together, we put our work life on pause for a while and appreciate what is most important us. It is the season where loved ones gather to share meals, stories and connect with one another. It is a time defined by [...]