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18 10, 2018

What To Say To Someone Who Has Just Received A Terminal Diagnosis

By |2018-11-01T14:40:32-04:00October 18th, 2018|front-blogs, podcast, Positive Passings|0 Comments

In this first part of the Ask a Death Doula series, we will be discussing what to say to someone who has just received a terminal diagnosis. As you can imagine, this can be an extremely emotional and tense period for the patient, as well as their immediate family and friends. When citing the Doulagivers [...]

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 [...]

2 02, 2017

International Doulagivers Institute Announces Free Family Caregiver Training for Global Outreach Initiative

By |2017-07-27T12:59:24-04:00February 2nd, 2017|Positive Passings|0 Comments

Doulagivers has launched a global initiative on supporting families everywhere with a free training on how to care for a dying loved one.” — Suzanne B. O'Brien R.N. NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Doulagivers, the leader of specialized training in End of Life Care and End of Life [...]

13 01, 2017

You Have A Choice In How You Grieve

By |2017-07-27T12:59:24-04:00January 13th, 2017|Positive Passings|0 Comments

Contrary to popular belief, we get to be in choice about how we grieve (yaaay!). When my mom was dying, I envisioned the aftermath would be something akin to me lying in a crying, helpless mess on the floor for weeks -- if not months. Truth is, it doesn't have to be that way.Grief is [...]

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 [...]

7 10, 2016

Doulagivers International End of Life Doula Training and Wellness Center NYC Announces Fall 2016 Workshop Dates

By |2017-07-27T12:59:24-04:00October 7th, 2016|Positive Passings|0 Comments

Doulagivers International End of Life Doula Training and Wellness Center NYC Announces Fall 2016 Workshop Dates Suzanne B. O'Brien R.N. and Founder of Doulagivers Suzanne B. O'Brien teaching the Level 1 End of Life Doula Community Training in Guilford, CT last year. Two live workshops to be offered by Doulagivers in New York City beginning [...]

1 10, 2016

How to Care for Late-Stage Mesothelioma Patients

By |2017-07-27T12:59:24-04:00October 1st, 2016|Positive Passings|0 Comments

By Matt Mauney Mesothelioma is a rare, highly aggressive form of cancer that primarily develops in the protective lining of the lungs and abdomen.   The typical life expectancy for patients with the asbestos-related disease is less than a year. Survival rates decrease significantly with age. Because mesothelioma symptoms typically don’t appear until several decades [...]

13 07, 2016

End-of-Life Specialist

By |2017-07-27T12:59:24-04:00July 13th, 2016|Positive Passings|0 Comments

What is an End-of-Life-Specialist? Posted on June 24, 2016 by michelle acciavatti To be honest, it’s a title I gave myself. I specialize in advance care planning, patient literacy and advocacy, non-medical support of the dying, home funerals, and green burials. End-of-Life Specialist seemed the best way to sum that up. But, it is so much more than [...]