"End-of-Life Doulas are non medical professionals specially trained to care holistically for those at the end of life. They are now filling the gap in time at the bedside in end of life care." Suzanne B. O'Brien RN
NEW YORK (PRWEB) August 17, 2018
Hosted by Professional Doula International – a collaboration between Patty Burgess of Teaching Transitions/Doing Death Differently, Deanna Cochran RN of Quality of Life Care, and Suzanne O’Brien RN of The International Doulagivers Institute. This is an event especially for hospice, palliative care, comfort care, senior care and end-of-life doulas (or those who want to be!) to learn how to work within healthcare organizations who are beginning to embrace the utilization of doulas in their agencies. This weekend event will offer the NPEC Certification (National Professional End-of-Life Doula Certification) which is a specific healthcare focus, and it offers nursing CEs. The time has come for palliative and EOL doulas to take their rightful place alongside, and supporting mainstream healthcare.
The “silver tsunami” in healthcare is upon us. The number of patients aging and needing palliative and end-of-life care is increasing at an alarming rate. Hospices are the only option for end-of-life care in this country other than personal caregivers. There are huge time and service limitations for hospices to serve this need.
Doulas are the bridge between the patient/family and healthcare agencies. EOL Doulas can serve in capacities that agencies cannot staff for at this time.
NATIONAL INITIATIVES ARE NOW IN PLACE:
The newly formed NHPCO End of Life Doula Council and The National End of Life Doula Alliance (NEDA) have been created to establish this new progressive profession and also set the highest level of standards and scope of practice.
This training, led by US EOL doula trainers is designed to offer the highest level, and most relevant, current best practices for this doula role. You can use the 'NPEC' designation upon the successful completion of your NPEC Certification Weekend.
ABOUT PDI FOUNDERS: Deanna Cochran RN, Suzanne B. O'Brien RN , and Patty Burgess are all founding members of NHPCO'S End of Life Doula Council and Founding members of NEDA National End of Life Doula Alliance. Together, they bring more than 50 years of experience to the NPEC Training.
The NPEC conference is approved for 12 CE hours (nursing) and is co-provided by Home Care Institute, LLC. HCI is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.