All Your Questions About the NPEC Certification... Answered!
Watch the recent webinar where PDI collaborators, Patty, Deanna and Suzanne discuss the NPEC training and EOL Doulas integrating with healthcare
THE TIME IS NOW
Finally, End-of-Life Doulas and Healthcare Organizations
Come Together
End-of-Life Doula leaders come together to offer their
best professional training 
AND
 national certification
along with the new
                                 Yes, I'm ready to serve others in a compassionate and 
                                   whole-hearted way, earn a living, and to create a
                                 meaningful career that supports me and my family! 
I understand that when I act now, I get the FULL
"3-Day Certification Program" and Pre-Conference Activities beginning on
September 27th - 30th, 2018 including: 
  •   Learning how to approach and navigate within hospices/healthcare organizations as an end-of-life doula   
  •  Understanding the importance of the "Business of Death" for building a practice
  •  Addressing the elephant in the living room: Money, Marketing and Shame
  • Finding out how to work in within healthcare systems, so they don't feel like you are interfering 
  • Three (3) Months of mentoring with doula trainers and accountability partners
And an invitation to the Pre-Conference Activities, which include:
  • SEMINAR:   "Bringing EOL Doulas and Healthcare Together" 
    For Hospices, Medical and Non-Medical Home Care Agencies, Nursing Homes, Senior Living Facilities, Hospitals 
  • FILM SCREENING: Nurse with the Purple Hair” Documentary 
    Meet the Director, Sean Cunningham and the Star of the film, Michelle Lasota, RN
  • PANEL DISCUSSION AND RECEPTION: What Makes for a Good End-of-Life?
    Interact and network with EOL Doulas and Healthcare Organizations
Yes, I'm ready to serve others in a compassionate and whole-hearted way, earn a living, and create a meaningful career that supports me and my family! 
I understand that when I act now, I get the FULL "3-Day Certification Program" and Pre-Conference Activities beginning on September 27th - 30th, 2018 including: 
  •  Learning how to approach and navigate within hospices/healthcare organizations as an end-of-life doula  
  •  Understanding the importance of the "Business of Death" for buil ding a practice
  •  Addressing the "elephant in the living room:" Money, Marketing and Shame
  • Finding out how to work in within healthcare systems, so they don't feel like you are interfering 
  •  Three (3) Months of mentoring with doula trainers and accountability partners
And an invitation to the Pre-Conference Activities, which include:
  • SEMINAR:   "Bringing EOL Doulas and Healthcare Together" 
    For Hospices, Medical and Non-Medical Home Care Agencies, Nursing Homes, Senior Living Facilities, Hospitals 
  • FILM SCREENING: Nurse with the Purple Hair” Documentary 
    Meet the Director, Sean Cunningham and the Star of the film, Michelle Lasota, RN
  • PANEL DISCUSSION AND RECEPTION: What Makes for a Good End-of-Life?
    Interact and network with EOL Doulas and Healthcare Organizations
$100 Non-Refundable Fee to Hold Your Spot
  I also understand if I act now,
and am on of the first 100 registrants, I get:
3 FREE Online Foundational Programs
for the Price of Attending this Weekend Certification!

Get All Three (3) Doula Trainers FULL, ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAMS AT NO CHARGE
JUST for being the first 100 to register!
(This offer may not be available at future events)
  • The Certified End-Life Specialist (CEOLS) Foundational Training Program ($2497 value)
  •  The School to Accompany The Dying ($1997 value)
  •  Certified EOLD Training ($1197 value) 
  •  Total Bonus Value - $5691
If you have ever wished you had access to more than one trainers' online programs,
now is the time to get logins from:

HOW IT WORKS
You MUST register AND attend the Main 3-day Intensive Conference, and you will receive logins to the online programs.  
Total value of the Certification and Bonuses is $6,986

I understand I am getting it for just $2,497!
(see event invesment below) 
Join Us for An Unforgettable Weekend!!

End-of-Life Doula leaders come together to offer their
best professional training 
AND
 national certification
along with the new
End-of-Life Doula Trainers Come Together to offer their
Best Professional Training and Certification

NEDA Approved Core Competencies Are Covered
Earn CE Credits - Nursing/CNA's
Earn Your 'NPEC' Designation
NPEC is an internal certification of Professional Doula International (PDI)
Presently there is no national accreditation body for this profession
Working Together: 
EOL Doulas and Healthcare Organizations,
Serving Patients and Families
All of this in one learning-packed and experiential weekend!
 September 27-30, 2018
New York, NY
We are in historic times!
Two new organizations have recently been formed to support EOL doulas.
NHPCO End-of-Life Doula Council
NEDA (National End-of-Life Doula Alliance)
Learn more about these organizations below...
Serve Your Community In The Way You Were Meant To...
We’ve got you covered!
... with an EPIC collaboration ...
Three Founding NEDA and NHPCO End-of-Life Doula Council Members
HAVE COME TOGETHER...
This weekend will give you what you need to begin, or raise your EOL Doula practice to a new level. 
You will benefit if you are just starting out and considering an EOL doula practice, or are a seasoned professional.

The heart, compassion, and wisdom of accompanying the dying - together with a new approach to professionalizing this emerging industry, is what it will take to gain the respect and attention of established healthcare agencies and consumers.

What began in community centers, church basements, and private homes, has moved to the national healthcare stage.

Healthcare organizations want to understand the role of doulas and where they fit in their agency.  You will learn about the various models for integrating doulas.   When EOL Doulas are utilized, there is better perception of care, higher patient satisfaction, patient /family compliance, and outcomes.

EVENT  INFORMATION
DATES
September 27th – 30, 2018
LOCATION
New York, NY
Hotel Pennsylvania
(across the street from Penn Station, NY, NY)
YOUR TRAINERS FOR THE WEEKEND
Patty Burgess
Teaching Transitions
Doing Death Differently
Deanna Cochran, RN

Quality of Life Care
Suzanne O’Brien, RN

Doulagivers
Patty Burgess – Doing Death Differently and Teaching Transitions
Patty Burgess is the Founder and President of Possibility of Teaching Transitions 
and Doing Death Differently. Teaching Transitions is a national provider of online, video-based, Medicare compliant training for hospice volunteers, staff, family caregivers and referral sources.  Doing Death Differently is the end-of-life doula training arm, that works with EOL doulas, family caregivers and healthcare professionals who wish to offer this special work for hire or on a volunteer basis.  Working with both hospices and EOL Doulas, Patty is in the unique position to facilitate the understanding on both sides, as to the beauty and benefits of EOL doula and hospices working together.
Deanna Cochran, RN – Quality of Life Care
Since 2005, Deanna has been a leader in providing education, consulting and resources in healthcare professionals and lay people in the ways of the end of life doula and how they may be utilized to fill the gaps in health and death care. Palliative care awareness has been the foundation of all Deanna's work and her driving force. She also has a passion for unifying and strengthening the end of life empowerment movement; she created the End of Life Practitioners Collective and is the founder of Quality of Life Care. Deanna hold the office of NEDA vice President.
Suzanne O'Brien, RN
Suzanne B. O’Brien RN is the proud Founder and Creator of Doulagivers: End of Life Doula Training, Eldercare Doula Training, and Doulagiver Care Consultant Training. Suzanne established The International Doulagivers Foundation where she serves as president. Suzanne is an end of life educator, speaker, consultant and author of the book Creating Positive Passings & End of Life Doula Level 1 Caregiver Training (2015).
Plus, Additional Trainers AND SPEAKERS:
Michael Fratkin, MD, Palliative Care Physician and Founder of ResolutionCare.com
Father, husband, brother, son, and physician, Dr. Fratkin is dedicated to the well-being of his community. Since completing his training, he has made his home and built his family in rural Northern California. He has served his community in primary care in a community clinic system, as a medical director of our local hospice, as a leader in the community hospital medical staff, and a transformative voice for improving the experience of people facing the end of life.   At a time of great demographic and cultural change in our society, Dr. Fratkin has created ResolutionCare to insure capable and soulful care of everyone, everywhere as they approach the completion of life.  ResolutionCare leverages partnerships with existing healthcare providers and payers to provide telehealth applications that bring greater quality of living and greater quality of dying. 
Michelle Lasota - The Nurse with the Purple Hair,  Hospice Nurse and Mentor
Michelle is the star of the Film documentary, "The Nurse With The Purple Hair", a warm and inspiring documentary about end-of-life care directed by world-renowned filmmaker Sean Cunningham. The film honors hospice workers and the mind-body-spirit services they provide.  Michelle graduated as an RN in 2003. When Michelle’s father died unexpectedly in 2004, she was working as a surgical nurse at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. She returned to Philadelphia and switched to hospice nursing. She says: “It was a personal healing journey. For me, everything that I didn’t get to do for my dad I was now doing for all of these other people. So it was really important to me.”   
Michelle serves as a level 3 RN on her hospice unit, and as preceptor to nursing students to newly hired employees. In 2010 she received a UPHS nursing excellence award in recognition of Nurse/Patient-Family Relationships.   Michelle makes her home in Philadelphia. She has two little boys.
Sean Cunningham - Friday th 13th movies and sequel, and The Nurse With the Purple Hair
Sean Cunningham, one of today’s most successful independent filmmakers, is best known for Friday the 13th movies, which launched a series of 12 sequels released all around the world. It remains one of the most popular horror films in history, and is considered one of the most successful media franchises in America.   
When Sean met Michelle at Fan Expo in Toronto he was captivated by her stories about hospice. Their conversation led to this documentary. Says Sean: “I was focusing on movie deaths and Michelle was focusing on real death. She said it didn’t have to be scary. She wasn’t grim or morbid. In fact, she has a sense of fun about her, which I never would’ve imagined. And things that she’s told me have changed my life.”
Reverend Bodhi Be, Executive Director of Doorway Into Light
Bodhi is an ordained interfaith minister.   He is the Executive Director of Doorway Into Light, which provides conscious and compassionate care for the dying, their families and the grieving, and offers community presentations and trainings, since 2006.  Doorway into Light operates Hawaii’s only nonprofit funeral home, as well as The Death Store, an educational resource center and store on Maui. 
Bodhi is a funeral director, death doula, end-of-life and bereavement counselor, hospice volunteer,  teacher and trainer of death doulas, speaker and workshop leader in the fields of wholehearted and sacred living and dying, and a ceremonial guide.   Bodhi hosts a weekly radio show, ‘Death Tracks’ which streams online. He is a Notary Public, Coffin Maker, Reiki Practitioner and, together with his wife, children and grandchildren, are off-the-grid organic homesteaders on Maui.   
Lee Webster , NEDA Treasurer and Past President of NHFA
NEDA Treasurer Lee Webster is the Director of New Hampshire Funeral Resources, Education & Advocacy, emeritus President of the National Home Funeral Alliance, and emeritus board member and educational consultant for the Green Burial Council. She is a national speaker and author of several home funeral and green burial books, including Essentials for Practicing Home Funeral Guides and Changing Landscapes: Exploring the growth of ethical, compassionate and environmentally sustainable green funeral practices.

Kateyanne Unullisi - Funeral Celebrant and Founder, Emerge Foundation
Kateyanne is a Seattle, WA based funeral celebrant and home funeral guide. As founder of the Emerge Foundation, Kateyanne works to educate and empower people to have the kind of positive death experiences she knows are possible. As a funeral celebrant, she is known for creating memorials and celebrations of life that help bring healing and connection. As a recent board member of the National Home Funeral Alliance, Kateyanne wants folks to care for their own after death as much as they are able, which includes creating their own unique ceremonies and rituals. She is co-author of Home Funeral Ceremonies: A primer to honor the dying and the dead with reverence, light-heartedness and grace.  
Trudy Brown, Chief Connections Officer at Teaching Transitions
Trudy heads up the Business Development operations at Teaching Transitions for hospices and colleges and universities.  Trudy will be holding a forum at the event to assist EOL Doulas with the dreaded "Cold Call" to healthcare agencies.  Her medical career began as a clinician  treating cancer patients. and evolved as an entrepreneur and leader of business development, sales and marketing for healthcare products, software and services.  Trudy is a practicing EOL Doula with extensive experiences working with patients and families.
Many Sources, One Message
Joining Together, We Make a Cultural Shift...

It is amazing how a group of independent EOL doula trainers, all working separately, have developed one important, consistent message within hours of meeting.

That is...

Coming together to support one another, share ideas and best practices, is how the future of
non-medical, holistic care will be shaped.

This is the next wave of non-medical adjunctive care for seniors, the elderly, palliative or hospice care to support to mainstream healthcare.

And, we can create this together...
THE NEED IS NOW
The Professional Doula is the Answer
(The “silver tsunami” in healthcare is upon us. The number of patients aging and needing palliative and end-of-life care is increasing at an alarming rate. Hospices are the only option for end-of-life care in this country other than personal caregivers. There are huge time and service limitations for hospices to serve this need.

Doulas are the bridge between the patient/family and healthcare agencies. EOL Doulas can serve in capacities that agencies cannot staff for at this time.

The newly formed NHPCO End of Life Doula Council and The National End of Life Doula Alliance (NEDA) have been created to establish this new progressive profession and also set the highest level of standards and scope of practice.

This training, led by US EOL doula trainers is designed to offer the highest level, and most relevant, current best practices for this doula role.  You can use the 'NPEC' designation upon the successful completion of your NPEC Certification Weekend.
The FACTS today that create the NEED for the
End-of-Life Doula Profession:
  •  78 million people over 65 in this country
  •  20% of them do not have their own children who tend to be parental caregivers
  •  9/10 people want to be at home if terminally ill
  •  Hospice family surveys report families feeling unsupported during key times before and after death
All the following conditions are happening now:
  •  Time/Money Magazine named End-of-Life Doulas as one the foremost emerging professions in 2017
  •  The population living with advanced illness is growing
  •  Healthcare services are becoming more limited every day
  •  The NHPCO EOL Doula Council is formed to educate hospices/healthcare and consumers about end-of-life doulas
  •   NEDA Core Competencies are the new standard by which families and healthcare agencies will choose EOL Doulas
  •  NEDA is the only organization supporting all doulas from all training organizations that align with NEDA standards
  •  The end-of-life empowerment and awareness movement is exploding
Supportive, meaningful, holistic, non-medical care
is needed and deserved at the end of life.

The Professional End-of-Life Doula is an adjunct to the hospice team and other healthcare agencies,  who bridges the gaps we have in end-of-life care . This training will prepare the EOL Doula who serves in this capacity, and open healthcare agencies to the importance and utilization of these non-medical professionals.



BENEFITS OF THIS TRAINING
Here are just a few of the reasons you'll want to put this event on your "must do" list;
  • Gathering of leading U.S. EOL Doula Trainers teaching their BEST STUFF!
  • Learn from many trainers, not just one
  • Understand important SPECIFICS of working with hospices and healthcare organizations
  • BEST Professional National Certification available
  • NEDA Core Competencies are the standard by which health care organizations and families will choose EOL doulas
  •   CEU's Awarded nationally, through our ANCC approved training partner for nurse, LPNs, LVNs, CNAs
  • NPEC designation and exclusive listing on the Professional EOL Doula Locator
  •  Three (3) Months Mentorship and ongoing support included
If you have found yourself thinking about and wondering about sharing your gift, and earning a living, this is the training for you!

As healthcare organizations begin to embrace the doula model of care, more doulas will be available for employment, independent contractorship or other financial models to ensure the best quality care for patients and their families.

Although this might start as an altruistic venture, as it should - it just makes good business sense that healthcare organizations utilize EOL doulas for higher patient satisfaction and better patient outcomes.

Working within healthcare organizations is the next wave for EOL doulas, due to the time and service limitations that exist currently.   We want EOL doulas to be ready as well as healthcare organizations.

As recent articles suggest, complaints about end-of life care are on the rise.  After all this time there is still misunderstanding about what hospice and palliative care is.  End-of-life or palliative care doulas are the professionals who can ease those limitations, BUT hospices and healthcare organization need to trust and validate that you have the training that meets their requirements.

Be ready for the next wave, with the training and the expertise to integrate with healthcare organizations who will need your services.
WHO IS THIS TRAINING FOR?

END-OF-LIFE DOULAS (or those wanting to become a doula)- anyone who identifies as an end-of-life doula, coach, guide, midwife or other term to describe serving the needs of the ill, dying and their loved ones.  This would also include, elder/senior and palliative care doulas or caregivers.

FAMILY CAREGIVERS - with no clinical background, but who are the "go-to" person, or who are called to work with ill, the elderly, and dying...whether for volunteer or for hire.

END-OF-LIFE  or HEALING PRACTIONERS - Massage therapists, body workers, or healing practitioners offering a variety of services or resources for those facing the end of life and their loved ones.

HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS - Physicians, RNs, Social Workers, Chaplains, Aides, Bereavement and Grief Specialists, Mental Health professionals and others who work with advanced illnesses, or who want to enhance their credentials or use their skills as a doula in employment or independent practice.

HOSPICES AND HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS - healthcare organizations (hospices, skilled or non-skilled home care and companion care companies, assisted living facilities, palliative care companies, nursing homes, hospitals), who want to understand and potentially utilize the role of an elder care/palliative or end-of-life doula.  Consider sending one or more volunteers or staff to this workshop.  
YOUR WEEKEND
WHAT YOU GET & EVENT SCHEDULE
 PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS - Thursday September 27th - 2 PM - 7:30 PM
COMMUNITY INVITATION for Pre-Conference Events:
Hospices, Homecare, Elder Care, Personal Companion, Senior Living Agencies
Doulas, Healthcare Organizations and the General Public Welcome
SEMINAR: Bringing EOL Doulas and Healthcare Together: 2-4 PM
For Hospices/Healthcare Agencies, and EOL Doula Trainees
Learn the value of Implementing the Doula Role at your Agency

FILM SCREENING: Movie Lovers: Nurse with the Purple Hair” Documentary 4:30 - 5:30 PM
For Hospices/Healthcare Agencies, EOL Doula Trainees, and the General Public
Meet the famed Director, Sean Cunningham, of the Friday the 13th Series, and learn how he was completely awed by his first engagement with hospice, and just HAD to create this film.

PANEL DISCUSSION AND RECEPTION: Curious About What Makes for Good End-of-Life Care? 5:30 - 7:30 pm
For Hospices/Healthcare Agencies, EOL Doula Trainees, and the General Public
Director, Sean Cunningham, Michelle Lasota, RN, and Conference Organizers
Patty Burgess, Suzanne O’Brien, RN and Deanna Cochran, RN, Lee Webster, Kateyanne Unullisi

MAIN 3-DAY INTENSIVE PROGRAM -  Fri & Sat 9 AM - 9 PM, Sun 9 AM - Noon
Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday 9 AM - 12 NOON
  • Training to the NPEC Standards, which meet/exceed NEDA Core Competencies AND Medicare Regulations
  •  Learning from multiple leading EOL Doula Trainers
  •   Focus on integrating services within healthcare systems
  • NPEC Certification and designation to meet the highest standards of healthcare expectation
  • CEUs for nurses, LPNs, LVNs, Aides
  • No Charge ticket to pre-conference seminar, public film screening, reception and networking event
  • Up-to-date pulse and reporting on what is happening nationally with EOL Doulas
ON-GOING MENTORSHIP...
Enjoy three (3) months mentorship post event, and membership to a private, supportive discussion group facilitated by your trainers and accountability partners.
 POST CONFERENCE: Professional Business/Marketing Track Package - Sunday 2pm - 6pm
For the individual who wants personalized guidance and action steps for their private EOL Doula Practice
Additional Investment
With: Deanna Cochran RN, Suzanne O’Brien RN, Patty Burgess, and additional trainers

Get CLEAR, FOCUSED and Walk Out with a Plan:
  •  Do you KNOW how to have conversations that get you paid?
  •  Do you UNDERSTAND contracts, proposals which clearly share that you are in business, not volunteering?
  •  Do you have CLARITY about which of your many abilities should lead your service offerings?
  •  Do you have CONFIDENCE in your messaging to your community?
  •  Do you want 3 months of mentorship and accountability partners to make your business thrive?
Attend our Professional Business Focus Intensive on Sunday afternoon and leave with your business plan, approach and calendar for your step by step business action plan. You will be getting three sets of EXPERT eyes on your plan.
EVENT INVESTMENT
PRE-CONFERENCE INVESTMENT: Thursday 9/27/18
EOL Doula Main 3-Day Event Ticket Holders  (NO CHARGE - Included in Conference Package
Includes Healthcare Agencies Seminar/Workshop, Meet and Greet, Film Screening, Reception, Panel Discussion 

Hospices and Healthcare Organizations  (NO CHARGE for healthcare organizations purchasing a ticket to the
Main 3-day Program) 
$127 per Healthcare Registrant if not attending the 3-day event 
Includes Healthcare Agencies Seminar/Workshop, Meet and Greet, Film Screening, Reception, Panel Discussion 

General Public - $35 per Attendee 
Meet and Greet, Film Screening, Reception, Panel Discussion Only


MAIN 3-DAY INTENSIVE PROGRAM INVESTMENT - Fri., Sat., Sun., 9/28 - 9/30/18
FEATURED:  Early Bird Pricing:   $1997(One-time Payment Credit/Debit Card Only) – must be received by July 30, 2018

Regular Pricing - $2497 (After July 30 - One-time Payment Credit/Debit Card Only)

Payment Plan for Main 3-Day Event Investment - $897 X 3 month (3-Pay Plan)
Credit-Debit Card Only - Must be started by June 27th

All payment plan funds and final payments MUST be received by August 27th (30 days before date of the event),
no exceptions.
POST-CONFERENCE BUSINESS/MARKETING TRACK INVESTMENT - Sunday Afternoon 9/30
Professional Business and Marketing Track Package - $497
The Post-Conference Business and Marketing Track is NOT Sold Separately
You must purchase the Main 3-Day Intensive Program ticket for access to the Business Track
You may add on the Business and Marketing Track at checkout

REFUND POLICY
 - Refund of entire investment minus $100 non-refundable fee if notified 60 days before the event. 
 - Partial refund of 50% of investment if notified 31-60 days before the event. 
 - Remainder held by PDI may be credited toward the next event.

- No refunds past 30 days to the date of the event, except for date exchange.

Weekend is exchangeable for a different date.
What Does Your Weekend Look Like?
Event Schedule

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PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS - Thursday 
September 27th

Hospices, Medical and Non-medical Home Care Agencies, Senior Living Facilities - 2-4 pm
Learning About the Role of an EOL Doula; Why, When and How to Incorporate them within your agency.
 - “3 steps how eol doulas will complete your service line”
 - Walk away today with the information you need to implement tomorrow.
2 hour seminar

Movie Lovers - 4:30 - 5:30
“Nurse with the Purple Hair” Documentary
Meet the famed Director, Sean Cunningham, of the Friday the 13th Series, and learn how he was completely in awe by his first engagement with hospice, and just HAD to create this film.
Film Screening

Curious About What Makes for Good End-of-Life Care? 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Director: Sean Cunningham and Lead Michelle Lasota, and Organizers of the Conference: Patty Burgess, Suzanne O’Brien and Deanna Cochran
Reception and Panel Discussion
Reception, Refreshments, Meet and Greet, Panel Discussion

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MAIN 3-Day CONFERENCE - Curriculum Posted shortly

Friday, September 28th - September 30th

Training Begins

Friday 9:00a – 9:00 p
Saturday 9:00a - 9:00p 
Sunday 9:00 – 12:00 PM

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POST CONFERENCE

Professional Business and Marketing Track Package
Sunday 2pm - 6pm

With:
Deanna Cochran RN, Suzanne O’Brien RN, Patty Burgess


Get CLEAR, FOCUSED and Walk Out with a Plan:

 - Do you KNOW how to have conversations that get you paid?
 - Do you UNDERSTAND contracts, proposals which clearly share your business
 - Do you have CLARITY about which of your many abilities should lead your service offerings?
 - Do you have CONFIDENCE in your messaging to your community?
 
- Do you want 3 months of mentorship and accountability partners to make your business thrive?

Attend our Professional Business Focus Intensive on Sunday afternoon and leave with your business plan, approach and calendar for your step by step business action plan.  You will be getting three sets of EXPERT eyes on your plan.

Post-Conference package  - Additional Investment
EPIC COLLABORATION...
How it Began...
“I thought I had invented the term end-of-life doula”, shared Deanna Cochran at our first meeting with the leadership of NHPCO in San Diego at their management conference in September of 2017.

We all laughed, because we felt the same way!

There were 5 EOL Doula Trainers from across the US at this important meeting.

We understood what Deanna meant. We were all working independently, 24/7 to share what we knew could be the much needed change in the way death care is delivered in the US.

But we were doing it separately-together, carrying the message and trying to push the river of change alone. So without previously connecting with other trainers, we all felt like we had come up with the "end-of-life doula" moniker, and significant role that has become the "buzz" of a profession and an industry on the precipice of huge, great things.
EPIC COLLABORATION...
“I thought I had invented the term end-of-life doula”, shared Deanna Cochran at our first meeting with the leadership of NHPCO in San Diego at their management conference in September of 2017.

We all laughed, because we felt the same way!

There were 5 EOL Doula Trainers from across the US at this important meeting.

We understood what Deanna meant. We were all working independently, 24/7 to share what we knew could be the much needed change in the way death care is delivered in the US.

But we were doing it separately-together, carrying the message and trying to push the river of change alone. So without previously connecting with other trainers, we all felt like we had come up with the "end-of-life doula" moniker, and significant role that has become the "buzz" of a profession and an industry on the precipice of huge, great things.
That laugh was really more of a “recognition response” of the rest of us kindred spirits, and perhaps a sigh of relief that we were all really more connected than we knew, and that we could undertake this herculean vision together.

As we listened to what the leadership of NHPCO was asking, it all began to click.
NHPCO is asking for:
• Education for their membership on the role of EOL doulas
• Standards for EOL doula training, scope of practice, ethics, and best practices 
• Crafting the message to their membership about the benefits and integration of EOL doulas
The excitement in the room was electric!
That first meeting was the genesis of NEDA (National End-of-Life Doula Alliance).

A second meeting two months later at NHPCO headquarters in Washington DC, solidified that the end-of-life doula movement had the attention of NHPCO, and the End-of-Life Doula Council was the next step.

This was all happening in a way we could never have predicted.

Never underestimate the power of coming together, and what can be accomplished!
Suzanne, Deanna, and Patty with Edo Banach, the CEO of NHPCO
Next PDI (Professional Doula International)...
The collaboration approach felt so right, that instead of only offering our individual training programs (which we all still do!), a few of us founding NEDA founding members and directors decided to create a separate entity that would bring together EOL doula training on a platform that would offer more than the sum of its parts.

If we could come together again, and each bring our “best stuff”, along with guest trainers, then training participants would learn not just from one of us, but enjoy several perspectives, styles and approaches to this EOL doula work. You benefit from all of the leading trainers.

Enter Professional Doula International (PDI)…a training collaboration between Patty Burgess, Deanna Cochran and Suzanne O'Brien.  They are also the creators of the NPEC certification, specifically designed as a healthcare focus designation. (National Professional End-of-Life Doula Certification).

WHO IS WHO?
PDI
(Professional
Doula International) 
TRAINING

PDI is a separate training organization, formed by
 three NEDA founders to
provide a collaborative and immersive training
experience.  PDI offers the NPEC certification for EOL doulas who wish to learn or deepen their doula skills, AND who may wish to work with healthcare entities, families, and/or who wish to begin or boost a doula practice (for volunteer or for hire),
NEDA
(National End-of-Life
Doula Alliance)
EDUCATION 

NEDA is a membership organization dedicated to supporting EOL doulas who provide meaningful end-of-life experiences for the dying and their caregivers.
NHPCO
End-of-Life Doula Council 
SUPPORT

The NHPCO EOL Doula Council has been formed by the leading hospice and palliative care membership organization in the U.S. The purpose for this Council is to help the hospice and palliative care membership understand the role of the EOL doula, scope of practice, ethics/conduct and best practices to the end-of-life industry, and where EOL doulas can benefit hospices and the families they serve.
FAQs
1. Is this the only training that you will have?
No, we are planning several times a year, and we will be posting those dates shortly. 
However, we may not have the FREE Online Training Program Bonus on every other training event in the future.
2. Where and where will the other trainings be held?
The next training is in Tampa, Florida - Dates will be announced
3. If I buy a ticket and get sick, can I come to the next one?
Absolutely-- the weekend is exchangeable as long as you have paid your ticket fee and met the deadlines
4. If I buy a ticket, get sick and cannot come to the event, can I still get the online EOL doula programs?
Yes, you can, but you must attend the next event to receive your logins.  Attendance is required to receive logins.
5. Why do I have to show up to get the other trainings if they come free with my ticket?
We want you at the event, this is our "party favor" to you - ENJOY!!
6. As a doula, why would I want to attend the workshop for hospices and healthcare organizations? 
In addition to getting an overview of the integration of doula services within a healthcare setting, you are able to introduce yourself, network and potentially gain referrals at the event.
7. Explain the mentorship component after training? 
This is a weekly event post-training. The start date will be approximately 2-3 weeks after the event.  It is comprised of two sessions each month with a trainer and two sessions each month with your accountability partners.  There will be live group mentoring and coaching calls with one or more of the EOL doula trainers, from the event. It may include, Q & A, office hours, assignments, discussion, and a 24/7 support.  A Facebook page will be set up for exchange between doulas during mentorship.

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To Your Success,

The Team at Professional Doula International

P.S.  Every minute you wait to get "3-Day Certification Program Ticket" is another minute you miss the opportunity to come together with the healthcare industry.
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