End of Life Care Doula Training
The aim of our Doula Training course is to prepare relatives and those wishing to offer their services as carers to support people when they are dying.
Participants will be informed using a blended approach drawn from nursing the sick and spiritual care; additional attunement to Reiki level I for those wishing to participate will be made available.
There is a “Stand Alone” course for Grief, Loss & Bereavement which is the first two days of the “Foundation Course“. The Foundation course can be taken on its own with a certificate of attendance but does not constitute the Doula Training. This requires participating in the Foundation course plus three additional modules. This is assessed via a Portfolio of learning. Successful completion makes up the full End of Life Care Doula Training course which is ITOL accredited. You can show interest by booking onto the course you require. We will speak with you after you express interest in our courses and then confirm your place on the course. Payment is only taken on confirmation.
This course is suitable for: Those caring for the family members. Funeral directors and celebrants. Carers in care homes. Professionals requiring a refresher relating to loss and bereavement and care of the dying, and of course participants who wish to work as End of Life Doulas (in paid/unpaid roles).
Interested in learning more? Please check out our Doula Training courses and schedules. The website should provide you will all you need but do not hesitate to contact me if you wish to speak to someone.
End of Life Care
The aim of our Doula Training course is to prepare carers and those wishing to offer their services as End of Life carers to support people when they are dying.
End of Life Care FAQs?
Yes, but hopefully you are doing it for the right reasons and you pass the assessments! You would be giving non-professional support working alongside thereby complementing healthcare teams. Perhaps you have experienced caring for the someone in the past and want to share this? As a Soul Companion …you are just that … someone who is by the side of the dying person to fare them well on their journey home. Death is inevitable and if we can prepare people properly death can be a welcomed rite of passage.
Some people prefer to volunteer their time (charging only for petrol and sundry expenses). Others choose to make this an employed role. An experienced Doula with exceptional references from families can often command their own rates. Others working to perfect their skills charge a reasonable hourly or package rate. The course provides information on setting up a business and lone working.
Given the subject, face to face contact with course facilitators and other class participants making this a richer learning experience as networking is important. Module 2 is however distance learning and can be completed in your own time Consideration will be given to continued learning via Webex in the future as well as one day events.
Yes, this is essential if you want to practice, information regarding this will be provided on the course.
If you are applying our principles and code of practice, are diligent in your work and compassionate in your manner, why would they not accept you? Most healthcare providers welcome the assistance Doulas bring to enable their patients to stay at home and die with dignity. Birth Doulas have a long history of service and are much appreciated and acknowledged. Although Doulas caring for people at End of Life is not as established, there are several training schools with excellent reputations; at Soul Companions we hope this will go from strength to strength.
No, though having a sense of your own spirituality is helpful. Your clients may have their religious beliefs or be agnostic but if your respect that it doesn’t matter about your own. We accept trainees from all faiths, cultures and walks of life.
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