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Grief – What it is and suggestions for healing

GRIEF What it is and suggestions for healing This past year, there was collective loss felt in a variety of ways. Here in the U.S. alone, we lost over 600,000 of our fellow Americans to a highly transmissible novel virus. Globally, the disease this virus causes has claimed the lives of nearly 4 million people.…

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What is a Death Doula and the Top 7 Questions Answered

1.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…

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The Power of the Doulagivers Specialist

The Power of the Doulagivers Specialist In 2017, Time Magazine dubbed Death Doulas as one of the newest career choices blossoming in the United States. Maybe you’ve heard of the term Death Doula (or End of Life Doula) before, or perhaps it’s a foreign concept that you are just now hearing about. For those of…

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New “Ask a Death Doula” Episode With Justin Yopp, PhD

Suzanne B. O’Brien here, The “Ask a Death Doula” Podcast is a bi-weekly show chronicling the Death Doula movement. We will interview leaders in this progressive movement from around the world as well as patients, families and Death Doulas. On today’s episode of Ask a Death Doula, my guest is Justin M. Yopp, PhD. Justin Yopp…

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How the Awareness of Death is the Greatest Teacher of Life

  Suzanne B. O’Brien here, I have been saying for a long time that people at the end of life can teach us everything about living if we would only listen to them. As a young hospice nurse, I was blown away by how much more enriched my life became after I started to work…

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New”Ask a Death Doula” Episode With Michael Hebb

Suzanne B. O’Brien here, The “Ask a Death Doula” Podcast is a bi-weekly show chronicling the Death Doula movement. We will interview leaders in this progressive movement from around the world as well as patients, families and Death Doulas. On this episode of Ask a Death Doula, my guest is Michael Hebb. Michael is the founder…

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The Future of Non Medical health care

The Future of Health Care will be Non-Medical

Suzanne B. O’Brien here, In this episode of Ask a Death Doula titled, “The Future of Health Care Will Be Non-Medical”, the audience will be able to understand the enormous crisis upon us with caring for our elderly and end-of-life population. The statistics alone are alarming, but when you combine that with the reality that the U.S.…

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Special “Ask a Death Doula” Podcast Episode – Live From Reimagine San Francisco

  Suzanne B. O’Brien here, This past weekend, I had the absolute joy and honor of participating in the Reimagine Festival in San Francisco. It was a beautiful experience and filled with amazing people that share the common goal of making End of Life better for all. Reimagine is a nonprofit organization that facilitates public…

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The End of Life Doula and VSED

Last week I recorded a new episode of the “Ask a Death Doula” Podcast dealing with a very sensitive subject that I have been receiving many questions about recently. The “Ask a Death Doula” Podcast is a weekly show hosted by me, Suzanne B. O’Brien RN. In this episode of “Ask a Death Doula”, No Food…

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VSED

No Food For Thought

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…

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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.