The University of New England Online College of Professional Studies is offering an 8-week, 100% online End of Life Doula Certificate program designed to provide participants with the skills required to deliver compassionate, informed and supportive care for individuals and their families who are experiencing terminal illness or are nearing end of life. With UNE’s proven track record of preparing participants to work in a variety of health professions, this program is ideal for professionals and clinicians already working in the healthcare field to bolster their ability to support patients in end of life situations.
Participants in the End of Life Doula Certificate program will develop an understanding of how compassionate care, support, and advocacy through service can complement end of life care provided by the medical system. End of Life Doulas may serve as a non-medical care provider, who companion with individuals, families, and informal care-workers throughout the dying process in anticipation of end of life while focusing on physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the dying person and their loved ones.
As an end of life doula, participants will be able to:
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Please Note: This certificate program is for educational purposes only and is not intended to provide legal, financial, or medical advice. An End of Life Doula role is unlicensed and unregulated. Upon completion of the University of New England End of Life Doula Certificate program, participants will receive a certificate of completion.
In addition: If someone important to you has died recently or you are experiencing acute grief, it is recommended that you give yourself time to process and recover. Taking this time will provide you with an opportunity to reflect on the impact of the death, evaluate your personal experience with grief and coping mechanisms, and integrate these experiences into your life. This will also ensure that when you register for the UNE End of Life Doula certificate program, you will be able to engage fully in the challenging and sometimes activating topics, focus effectively on the curriculum, and develop the skillset to become an effective End of Life Doula.
"I am excited to offer participants the opportunity to learn about what it means to be truly present with those who are dying or grieving the death of someone they cared about and be comfortable with the conversations surrounding the dying process, grief, and loss. Being able to deliver the End of Life Doula Certificate program fully online allows us to provide this content to a greater audience from diverse backgrounds."
Valerie Jones, LMSWc.c
To register for our End of Life Doula Professional Certificate program, simply click on the registration link below and follow the instructions to make your program payment of $750. This comprehensive certification program will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide invaluable support to individuals and their families during the end-of-life process. Don’t miss this opportunity to make a profound difference in the lives of those in need. Space is limited in this certificate program, so secure your spot today.
Our End of Life Doula Certificate program is designed to be inclusive and welcoming to a wide range of individuals who are passionate about providing compassionate end-of-life care. The program is open to:
We believe that everyone, regardless of their background, can play a meaningful role in the end-of-life journey.
The End of Life Doula Certificate Program will be offered 4 times per year, and will run for 8-weeks.
No prior knowledge is required to participate in our End of Life Doula Certificate Program. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life to join us on this transformative journey. While no specific qualifications or experience are necessary, we do encourage participants to have a genuine interest in supporting others through the challenging end-of-life process. Compassion, empathy, and a willingness to learn are the most important attributes for this program.
This End of Life Doula Certificate program is delivered 100% online and asynchronous, so they can be completed on nights and weekends!
At the successful completion of the End of Life Doula Certificate program, you will receive a certificate of completion as well as contact hours.
This course is not graded with a letter or number grade, however, in order to receive the certificate of completion, you must participate in and complete all of the required assignments.
No, however, we strongly recommend the following books as companions to the course material:
There are no refunds, but, if you need to delay your start we are happy to help you to do that for up to one year.