End of Life Doula Professional Certificate
Meaningful, Compassionate Work at End-of-Life
Are you passionate about helping others feel empowered and well-supported during their times of need? Do you have an interest in exploring the emerging field of End-of-Life (EOL) Care? Would you like to enhance your established role in EOL care with additional skills and approaches? Would you like to “soften your heart,” release death anxieties, and increase your confidence around entering into intense experiences?
Developed by the UVM Larner College of Medicine, the University of Vermont has partnered with Cabot Creamery Cooperative to launch a fully online End of Life Doula Professional Certificate that will help prepare you to meet the growing demand for end of life support as people live longer and the course of the average dying process continues to become increasingly gradual and anticipated.
End of Life Doulas complement the care provided by family members and friends, as well as palliative and hospice professionals, within the settings of hospitals, senior care facilities, and homes. EOL Doulas support clients with individualized, compassionate care in a number of ways including emotional, spiritual, informational, and physical support, which greatly helps to lower stress levels, aid in comfort, and promote personalized, even positive dying passages for clients and their loved ones.
Inspired by the farm families of Cabot to benefit the communities in which they live, Cabot Creamery Cooperative recognizes the need to provide skilled doula care to our aging seniors and our neighbors facing the end of life.
Through Cabot Creamery’s partnership with UVM, Cabot farm families are generously offering sponsorship to help cover the cost of the End of Life Doula Professional Certificate tuition. See Tuition and Financial Aid for more info.