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The End of Life Doula Movement

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Doulas have traditionally supported women during childbirth, but recently there has been a surge of interest in learning how to support people at the end of life as well.

UVM’s fully online End of Life Doula Professional Certificate program helps caregivers prepare to meet the growing demand for end of life support as people live longer.

End of Life 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.

Francesca Arnoldy, lead instructor for UVM’s End of Life Doula certificate program, recently wrote an article for Today’s Geriatric Medicine magazine highlighting of the many benefits of end-of-life care to the caregiver, patient and family.

Learn more about the End of Life Doula Professional Certificate.