"The role of doulas is to walk alongside the dying."
Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) February 14, 2017
Juliette Fowler Communities to host End of Life Doula Training in March by the International End of Life Doula Association. (INELDA) Texas is one of the leading geographical areas interested in a new way of caring the dying and bringing this emerging field to the community. By request the International End of Life Doula Association is conducting it’s training in March. As an adjunct to hospice services this non-medical support offers deeper meaning and greater comfort to the dying.
The International End of Life Doula Association continues to receive daily inquires from families and hospices seeking this service. Based on this emergent movement, and demand, the number of end of life doula trainings scheduled by INELDA has doubled for 2017. The organization is offering twelve training, one per month during the year. This number has doubled from 2016, based on the success of past trainings.
INELDA has received numerous requests for program development within hospices. The success of several ongoing programs is prompting the demand. Hospice clients are requesting this service, both privately and within facilities.
In 2016 INELDA developed the first program at a hospital in the United States and anticipates the medical community to address this success. With the conversation emerging within the medical community regarding Palliative Care at the end of life. Recent books, such as Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande has garnered attention within the medical field.
The International End of Life Association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created to develop end of life doula programs in hospices, hospitals and within home care organizations. They are also the leading educators of individual end of life doulas and have a certification program which is setting the standard for excellence.