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End of life doula (BREV 1100)

Tuition
Pre-requisite
Registration and Course Start
2020 Winter dates
2020 Spring dates

 

 

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 book:

*suggested to read in advance, however can be read during course also (approx 1.5hrs of reading/night)

Fersko-Weiss, Henry (2017), Caring for the Dying:  The Doula Approach to a Meaningful Death, Conari Press

 

Recommended books:

Okun, B. (2012) Saying Goodbye: A Guide to Coping with a Loved One’s Terminal Illness, NY: Berkley Books

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

Contact the Douglas College Bookstore or local/online bookseller for prices and ordering information.

Please purchase the book in advance of the course start date.

 

Instruction Method

 

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

 

 

Assignments

 

Two (approx 30-60mins ea) 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.

 

Please note: while the College does everything it can to ensure that courses will proceed, we reserve the right to cancel an offering up to one week prior to the start date if minimum enrollment numbers are not met. Full refunds will be issued in the event of cancellation. 

 

 
If you have questions that are not answered within this provided information or regarding locations & dates, please email:  cehs@douglascollege.ca

2020 Winter Dates (pls check back for updates on locations & occasionally, added offerings)

Course
Dates

(5 day
program)

CRN

City, Province

Location

 

Schedule

Reg.
Deadline

Jan 13-17 11106

Saskatoon, SK

Location: Sandman Inn

M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4
Jan 3/20
Jan 13-17 11137

Victoria, BC

Location:  Camosun College

M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4
CLASS FULL
Jan 13-17 11107

Winnipeg, MB

Location: Humphry Inn

M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4
CLASS FULL
Jan 17-19 & 24-26 11108

Belleville, ON

Location: Loyalist College

F's, 6-9,
Sat-Sun's 9-4:30
CLASS FULL
Feb 3-7 11138

Red Deer, AB

Location: Red Deer College

M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4
Jan 24/20
Feb 3-7 11109

Thunder Bay, ON

Location: Lakehead University

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

Jan 24/20

Feb 3-7 11110

Truro, NS

Location: Legends

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

Feb 14-16 & Feb 28-Mar 1

11139

New Westminster, BC

Location:  Douglas College

F's, 6-9,
Sat-Sun's 9-4:30
CLASS FULL
Feb 21-23 & Feb 28-Mar 1 11112

Ottawa, ON

Location: Saint Paul University

F's, 6-9,
Sat-Sun's 9-4:30
CLASS FULL

*NEWLY ADDED:

Feb 24-28

11155

 Whitehorse, YT

Location: Yukonstruct

M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4  Feb 14/20
Mar 6-8 & 13-15 11113

Regina, SK

Location: Sandman Hotel & Suites

F's, 6-9,
Sat-Sun's 9-4:30
Feb 28/20
Mar 9-13 11140

Smithers, BC

Location:  Sandman Hotel Castlegar

M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4 Feb 28/10
Mar 13-15 & 20-22 11115

Barrie, ON

Location: Super 8

F's, 6-9,
Sat-Sun's 9-4:30
Mar 6/20

2020 Spring Dates (pls check back for updates on locations):

Course
Dates

(5 day
program)

CRN

City, Province

Location

 

Schedule

Reg.
Deadline

Apr 6-10 21121

Nanaimo, BC

Location: in progress

M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4
Mar 27/20
Apr 17-19 & 24-26 21112

Kingston, ON

Location: Queen's University

F's, 6-9,
Sat-Sun's 9-4:30
Apr 3/20
Apr 20-24 21122

Edmonton, AB

Location: in progress

M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4
Apr 9/20
Apr 20-24 21113

Swift Current, SK

Location: in progress

M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4 Apr 9/20

*NEW*

Apr 20-24 

21156

Squamish, BC

Location: Quest University

 M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4 Apr 9/20 
May 4-8 21123

Castlegar, BC

Location: Sandman Hotel Castlegar

M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4
Apr 24/20

*NEWLY ADDED:

May 4-8

21169

Coquitlam, BC

Location:  Douglas College

M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4  Apr 24/20
May 4-8 21114

Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Location: in progress

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

Apr 24/20

May 8-10 & 15-17 21115

Whitby, ON

Location: in progress

F's, 6-9,
Sat-Sun's 9-4:30
May 1/20
May 11-15 21124

Fort McMurray, AB

Location: in progress

M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4 May 1/20

May 15-17 & 22-24

21118

Moose Jaw, SK

Location: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

F's, 6-9,
Sat-Sun's 9-4:30
May 8/20
Jun 5-7 & 19-21 21130

Coquitlam, BC

Location:  Douglas College

F's, 6-9,
Sat-Sun's 9-4:30
May 29/20
Jun 5-7 & 12-14 21116

London, ON

Location: in progress

F's, 6-9,
Sat-Sun's 9-4:30
May 29/20
Jun 8-12 21126

Calgary, AB

Location: Mount Royal University

M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4 May 29/10
Jun 15-19 21117

Brandon, MB

Location: Brandon University

M-Th, 9-4:30, F 9-4 Jun 5/20

 

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