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End-of-Life Doula Certificate


The End of Life Doula certificate program will be offered in Regina, Saskatchewan on November 13th to 16th, 2017


Registration information for this and other scheduled offerings of the certificate program and the End of Life Caregiving workshop is listed below.

The End-of-Life Doula Certificate (BREV 1100) provides a college credential for people wishing to provide quality end-of-life care to people who are dying and for their families.

End-of-Life Doulas are advocates for their clients and complement the work of the medical community and hospice-palliative care workers and volunteers. End-of-Life Doulas assist clients in creating and carrying out their health-care treatment decisions, as well as providing support to clients and their family and friends.

This certificate program has been developed with oversight of an advisory committee that includes representatives from the BC Centre for Palliative Care, the Camp Kerry Society and experienced palliative-care social workers. Click here to see the detailed Course Outline

An End-of-Life Doula will

  • advocate for the best possible experience for the client – this is unique to each client
  • assist clients in creating and carrying out their health care treatment decisions
  • share knowledge about legalities, options, and tools (SPEAK UP, MY VOICE) in Canada
  • facilitate communication between client, family and other care providers
  • protect the client’s dignity and the family’s memory during the death experience

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. 

2017 Dates

Course Number
CRN

 Location

Registration
Deadline

Nov 13, 14, 15, & 16th
- Regina, SK
31417 Sandman Hotel
1800 Victoria Ave E,
Regina, SK 
Nov 8, 2017

Nov 18, 25, & Dec 2, 9

31101

Coquitlam Campus
Room D1022

Nov 15, 2017

Jan 13, 14, 20, & 21st 11138

New Westminster Campus

- Room TBD

Jan 11, 2017
Feb 3, 10, 17 & 24th    11139

Coquitlam Campus

- Room TBD

Feb 1, 2017
Apr 14, 15, 21, & 22nd 21096

New Westminster Campus 

- Room TBD

Apr 12, 2017

Tuition for the certificate program is $750.00; textbooks are an additional cost and are available at the Douglas College Bookstore.


End of Life Caregiving Workshop (BREV 1120) 

We also have a one-day workshop that is intended for family members or friends who have been or will be called upon to provide care, support and advocacy for someone who is facing the end of their life. 

These one-day workshops (which are Day 3 of the full program) will help participants understand:

  • the range of medical and non-medical pain management options available to ease their loved one’s discomfort;
  • the complexity of grief and the grieving process that can occur before, as well as after, death;
  • the variety of emotions and coping mechanisms they may find themselves and others using;
  • the variety of end of life planning resources available;
  • the importance of advanced care planning; and
  • the importance and practice of effective self-care for family caregivers.

Workshops start at 9:00 a.m. and end at 6:00 p.m., with an hour break for lunch. Click here to see the detailed Course Outline

Participants in this course are not required to purchase books, but may find the following resources helpful: 

  • 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 , Berkley Books: NY

Registration:

Registration is easy; simply call CE Registration at 604-527-5472 and quote the CRN (below) for the workshop you are interested in.  Payment of the $190.00 tuition fee must accompany registration.

2017
Workshop
Dates

Course Number
(CRN)

 Location

Registration
Deadline

Nov 15, 2017
- Regina, SK
31422 Sandman Hotel
1800 Victoria Ave E 
Regina, SK 
Nov 8, 2017
Dec 2, 2017       31196

Coquitlam Campus
D1022

Nov 28, 2017
Jan 20, 2017 11140

New Westminster Campus

- Room TBD

Jan 18, 2017
Feb 17, 2017    11141

Coquitlam Campus

- Room TBD

Feb 15, 2017    
Apr 21, 2017 21097

New Westminster Campus

- Room TBD

Apr 19, 2017

For more information, email CEHS@douglascollege.ca


November 8, 2017