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Grande Prairie – End-of-Life Doula Course

November 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


End-of-Life Doula Course

Douglas College brings its end-of-life doula course to Grande Prairie from November 25 – 29, 2019.

This course is designed for individuals who have been or will be called upon to provide care, support and advocacy for someone who is facing the end of their life. Students in this course develop an understanding of how the continuity of care and advocacy they provide complements the end of life care provided by the medical community and hospice palliative care workers and volunteers.

Whether you are a family caregiver seeking a deeper understanding of the questions and issues that arise at end of life, or are planning to open a practice as an End of Life Doula, this course will provide you with opportunities to discuss issues, ask questions, and find a community of practice that can support you as a caregiver through the end of life journey.

For more information about the community of practice for End of Life Doulas, please contact The End of Life Doula Association of Canada.

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

    • describe end of life care and the role of the end-of-life doula;
    • discuss a range of beliefs and practices surrounding death;
    • demonstrate effective communication skills;
    • understand the complexity of grief and demonstrate effective responses to expressions of grief;
    • understand and demonstrate the use of Advanced Care Planning tools
    • understand the legalities of funeral practices in the Province; and
    • understand the end-of-life doula community of practice.

Topics covered include:

    • palliative care and the complementary role of the end of life doula;
    • changing demographics and its effect on the health care system;
    • cross-cultural and religious beliefs and practices surrounding death;
    • effective communication skills;
    • vigiling and vigil support
    • complexity of grief and grieving, and the variety of coping mechanisms employed by the bereaved;
    • community resources available;
    • importance of and tools for Advanced Care Planning;
    • ethics and legal requirements; and
    • building a community of practice.

Please click here for course outline.


November 25, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Douglas College


Stonebridge Hotel
12102 100th Street
Grande Prairie, AB
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