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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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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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Free Peace of Mind Planner Webinar TONIGHT!

  Suzanne B. O’Brien here, Today, Thursday, November 21st at 7 pm ET I will be hosting my free webinar (Peace of Mind Planner for End of Life 60 Minute Live Webinar Training) In this free webinar, I will share with you the top 5 regrets of dying patients that lead to difficult end of…

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Dying in America

End of Life Doulas Are Making Big Waves

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…

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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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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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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.