What is an End of Life Doula?
The role of the End-of-Life Doula is to help people who are living with dying. End-of-Life Doula’s provide emotional and practical support to individuals and their families as they face one of life’s major challenges.
The End-of-Life Doula supports the dying person and their loved ones during the final days, weeks or months of life. Enabling the dying person and their family to live life to the fullest.
The person centred approach of the Doula ensures the dying person is at the centre of decisions which relate to their life and death. The role is flexible and varied as it depends on the client’s needs, you may be required to seek information, make and accompany the client to appointments or sit and listen.
The role of the End-of-Life Doula is not a medical role, you are not there to duplicate the work of the medical profession. So you do not require a medical background to carry out this role. However you do need to demonstrate the qualities of empathy, genuineness and acceptance.
- Our 4 day End of Life Doula Training Programme is based in a classroom environment and in a group setting.
- Delivered over two weekends the course is intense – 9 hours classroom & 2 hours homework per day. In addition project work to be completed between days 2 and 3 and on completion of the classroom input a related portfolio and learning journal.
- The training takes a blended learning approach with its shared and reflective activities and many aspects of the course focus on self-awareness.
- Courses are held at our training facilities in Sheffield and a training venue in Kent
- Other venues may be available on request.
- For Course outline see below.
- Course Fees quoted here are for courses held at our training facilities in Sheffield and Kent.
- Space is limited to 6 delegates per group training course, so early booking is recommended.
- Group bookings of up to 6 delegates can be held at a mutually agreed location and cost.
- Course Fee includes refreshments and lunches. The course fee does not include accommodation.
- For accommodation in Manchester, we recommend the Premier Inn, Media City UK, Salford, Manchester. M50 2AB which is a 150 metre walk from our training venue and close to all Sheffield amenities. Room, breakfast, evening meal and wi-fi available from £55 per night.
- Each candidate must complete an informal pre-course interview which is conducted over the phone.
End of Life Diploma Course
End of Life Diploma Course Schedule
The role of an End of Life Doula
The principles of effective listening when dealing with people at the end of life
The importance of good communication
Identifying the needs of people at the end of life
Obtain and give information appropriately when working with clients, professionals and family
Ethical and moral issues that can arise when supporting people at the end of life
How attitudes, values and beliefs affect the Doula role
Integrating a Counselling framework
Course Fee £1200
The importance of self-awareness and reflection for an End of Life Doula
Loss, grief and bereavement
Different cultural rituals which people can use to help them with bereavement
The importance of listening, empathy and acceptance within the bereavement context
Palliative care and its concept
Emotional responses a person near the end of life can experience
Advance Care Planning, Practical Information and Support
The legal requirements when working as an End of Life Doula
Homework, Projects, Portfolio, Role play & Reflective Journal
Materials and Resources
Marketing your Services
Costs and Fees
Part 1 | 16-17 May 2020
Part 2 | 06-07 June 2020
Each day will commence at 09.00 and conclude by 18.00.
The cost of the course will be £1200 which includes a business breakfast, lunch and refreshments on each day.
UK Society of Celebrants, Suite 1301, Blue Tower, Media City UK, Salford, Manchester. M50 2ST
If you choose a different Media City hotel, please let us know so we can make alternate arrangements.
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