Positive Passings

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

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…

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You Have A Choice In How You Grieve

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…

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Caregiving Advice During the Holidays

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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How to Care for Late-Stage Mesothelioma Patients

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…

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Doula Service Offers New Approach To End Of Life Care

  Doula Service Offers New Approach To End Of Life Care Your End of Life Doula, an aging life care planner service in Guilford, CT, has set itself the mission to allow people to manage the way they die. The business has recently been created in an attempt to help people manage death in their…

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End-of-Life Specialist

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…

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Elder Care Doula Training. Webinar Series starts September 6th @7pm ET

Elder Care Doulas are non-medical professionals who are specially trained to holistically (physically, emotionally and spiritually) care for the elderly. It is a reality that in today’s world we are living in a time where families live in very far places from one another. It is also a fact that the average age of life has…

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Welcome to Positive Passings

Suzanne B O’Brien discusses the launch of Positive Passings, a non-profit organization committed to educating and supporting individuals and their families to talk about End of Life Care ahead of time. Special care and preparation is given when we enter this world, why not do the same when we leave this world. Posted by Suzanne…

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The Doulagivers Training Program created by Suzanne B. O’Brien RN has been awarded “Worldwide Leader in Healthcare” by The International Nurses Association. It is our mission to offer this training for free/donation globally to help foster education and support for End of Life Care worldwide.