Douglas College > Programs & Courses > Continuing Education > Health Professional Development > Courses > End of life doula (BREV 1100)
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:
Textbooks not included in tuition fee.
There are no formal prerequisites for this course, but completion of English 12 with a minimum grade of “C” or LPI score of 4 or equivalent is assumed. Students who register are understood to be confirming successful completion of this expectation.
Topics covered include:
Please click here for course outline.
Kessler, D. (2007) The Needs of the Dying, NY: Harper Collins
Okun, B. (2012) Saying Goodbye: A Guide to Coping with a Loved One’s Terminal Illness, NY: Berkley Books
Contact the Douglas College Bookstore for prices and ordering information.
This is a classroom-based course. Students are expected to participate in class discussions.
Two take-home assignments and two in-class assignments.
This course is graded on a Mastery/Non-mastery basis. Continuing Education Certificate of Completion issued for successful participants of the course.
5 days (32 hours)
Registration and Course Start
Registration is easy: simply call CE Registration at 604-527-5472 and quote the CRN (below) for the session you are interested in. Payment of the tuition fee must accompany registration.
Instructions on how to access your course materials will be emailed to you by the Program Assistant within five (5) business days prior to your chosen course start date.
2019 Summer Dates (pls check back for updates & additions of cities/dates):
(5 day program)
North Bay, ON
Hampton Inn by Hilton
Delpark Homes Centre
Ramada Plaza Regina
Croatian Canadian Cultural
Queen's University -
Camosun College -
Williams Lake, BC
(Thompson Rivers University)
2019 Fall Dates (pls check back for updates of CRN's required for registration & locations):
Sep 14-15, 22-23,
Prince George, BC
Nov 2, 9, 16, 23,
Medicine Hat, AB
Grand Prairie, AB