Date & Time
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
When someone is dying, they and their family need all the support and guidance they can get. Our healthcare system is woefully inadequate in addressing those needs, leaving a critical hole in the care dying people and families receive. A new kind of caregiver, called an end of life (EOL) doula, has emerged to fill in the missing piece of the care puzzle. This one-day workshop will provide a basic overview of the EOL Doula role, help you understand how this role fits into existing care models and familiarize you with some of the tools doulas use as they serve the dying. The class will also introduce you to the business approach EOL doulas are taking in establishing a private doula practice and help you explore what death and dying means for you and those close to you, through some experiential practices.
This workshop is a precursor to a full, immersive EOL doula training that the Open Center will offer twice a year in partnership with the International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA), a nonprofit organization at the forefront of the EOL doula movement.
A One-Day Workshop
Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
$210 (Members & Nonmembers)
This workshop can be taken alone or as part of the New York Open Center’s Certificate in the Art of Dying: Integrative Thanatology. Click HERE for more information.
This program is part of the Art of Dying Institute. For complete information click here.
New York Open Center
Henry Fersko-Weiss is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), former hospice social worker and manager, as well as the Executive Director of INELDA. He is credited with starting the very first end of life doula program at a hospice in the U.S. He co-founded INELDA to help train doulas and build doula programs in end of life care settings. In 2017, Conari Press published his book on doula work, Caring for the Dying: The Doula Approach to a Meaningful Death, which was recognized by the Library Journal, as one of the best books of 2017.