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End of life doula (BREV 1100)

 

 

Course Name

 

End of Life Doula

 

Course Description

 

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.

 

 

Subject Code

 

BREV 1100

 

 

Learning Objectives

 

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.

 

 

Tuition

 

$750.00


Textbooks not included in tuition fee. 

 

 

Pre-requisite

 

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.

 

 

Course Content

 

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.

 

Learning Resources

 

 

Required:

 

Kessler, D. (2007) The Needs of the Dying, NY: Harper Collins

 

Recommended:

 

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.

 

 

Instruction Method

 

This is a classroom-based course. Students are expected to participate in class discussions.

 

 

Assignments

 

Two take-home assignments and two in-class assignments.

 

 

Grading

 

This course is graded on a Mastery/Non-mastery basis.  Continuing Education Certificate of Completion issued for successful participants of the course.

 

 

Completion Timeframe

 

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):

Course Dates

(5 day program)

CRN

City, Province

Location

 Schedule Reg.
Deadline
May 13-17 21161

North Bay, ON

Hampton Inn by Hilton

M-Th, 9-4:30,
F 9-4

*extended

May 6/19

May 13-17 21163 

Penticton, BC

Okanagan College

M-Th, 9-4:30,
F 9-4

*extended

May 6/19

May 24-26, May 31-Jun 2 21162

Oshawa, ON

Delpark Homes Centre

F's, 6-9,
Sat-Sun's 9-4:30
May 17/19
May 25, Jun 1, 8, 15, 22 21164

Coquitlam, BC

Douglas College

4xSat, 9-4:30,
1xSat 9-4
May 17/19
May 31, Jun 1, 7-8, 15 21165

Regina, SK

Ramada Plaza Regina

2xF-Sat,
9-4:30,
1x Sat, 9-4
May 24/19
Jun 1-2, 7-9 21166

Calgary, AB

Croatian Canadian Cultural
Centre

Sat-Sun, 9-4:30,
F-Sat, 9-4:30,
Sun, 9-4
May 24/19
Jun 8-9, 14-16 21167

Kingston, ON

Queen's University -

Mackintosh-Corry Hall

Sat-Sun, 9-4:30,
F-Sat, 9-4:30,
Sun, 9-4
May 31/19
Jun 10-14 21249

Victoria, BC

Camosun College -
Interurban Campus

M-Th, 9-4:30,
F 9-4
May 31/19
Jun 24-28 21570

Nanaimo, BC

TBA

M-Th, 9-4:30,
F 9-4
 Jun 14/19
Jun 24-28 21168

Whitehorse, YT

TBA

M-Th, 9-4:30,
F 9-4
Jun 14/19
Jul 5-7, 13-14 21571

Kitchener, ON

TBA

F's, 6-9, 
Sat-Sun's 9-4:30
Jun 28/19
Jul 8-12 21250

Williams Lake, BC

TRU
(Thompson Rivers University)
Williams Lake

M-Th, 9-4:30,
F 9-4
Jun 28/19
Jul 15-19 21251 

Kelowna, BC

UBC Okanagan

M-Th, 9-4:30,
F 9-4
Jul 5/19
Jul 29-Aug 2 21252

Fredericton, NB

Fredericton Inn

M-Th, 9-4:30,
F 9-4
Jul 19/19
Aug 9-11, 16-18 21572

Perth, ON

TBA

F's, 6-9, 
Sat-Sun's 9-4:30 
Aug 2/19 
Aug 12-16 21253

Halifax, NS

TBA

M-Th, 9-4:30,
F 9-4
Aug 2/19

2019 Fall Dates (pls check back for updates of CRN's required for registration & locations):

Course
Dates

(5 day
program)
 

 CRN

City, Province 

Location

 

Schedule 

Reg.
Deadline

Sep 6-8, 13-15 31119

Brockville, ON

TBA

F's, 6-9, 
Sat-Sun's 9-4:30
Aug 30/19
Sep 7-11 31132

Winnipeg, MB

TBA

Sat-Tues, 9-4:30,
Wed 9-4
Aug 30/19

Sep 14-15, 22-23,

28

31125

New Westminster,
BC

Douglas College

Sat-Sun, 9-4:30,
Sun-Mon 9-4:30,
Sat 9-4
Sep 6/19
Sep 16-20 31133

Canmore, AB

TBA

M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4
Sep 6/19
Sep 20-22, 27-29  31120

Bancroft, ON

TBA

F's, 6-9, 
Sat-Sun's 9-4:30 
Sep 13/19 
Sep 23-27 31126

Prince George, BC

TBA

M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4
Sep 13/19
Sep 30-Oct 4  31121

Whitby, ON

TBA

M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4 Sep 20/19 
Oct 7-11 31127

Sechelt, BC

TBA

M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4
Sep 27/19
Oct 7-11 31134

Lloydminster, SK

TBA

M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4
Sep 27/19
Oct 7-11 31135

Yorkton, SK

TBA

M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4
Sep 27/19
Oct 18-20, 25-27  31122

London, ON

TBA

F's, 6-9, 
Sat-Sun's 9-4:30 
Oct 11/19 
Oct 21-25 31128

Nanaimo, BC

TBA

M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4
Oct 11/19
Oct 21-25 31136

Lethbridge, AB

BA

M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4
Oct 11/19
Oct 21-25 31137

Estevan, SK

TBA

M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4
Oct 11/19
Nov 1-3, 8-10  31123

Cornwall, ON

TBA

F's, 6-9, 
Sat-Sun's 9-4:30 
Oct 25/19 

Nov 2, 9, 16, 23,

30

31129

Coquitlam, BC

Douglas College

4xSat, 9-4:30, 1xSat 9-4
Oct 25/19
Nov 4-8 31130

Kamloops, BC

TBA

M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4
Oct 25/19
Nov 4-8 31138

Medicine Hat, AB

TBA

M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4
Oct 25/19
Nov 4-8 31139

Regina, SK

TBA

M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4 Oct 25/19
Nov 15-17, 22-24  31124

Peterborough, ON

TBA

F's, 6-9, 
Sat-Sun's 9-4:30 
Nov 8/19 
Nov 25-29 31140

Grand Prairie, AB

TBA

M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4
Nov 15/19
Dec 2-6 TBA

Kenora, ON

TBA

M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4
Nov 22/19

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