Enlightened Departures - Encouraging Conversation and Empowering Others to LIVE WELL While Being Supported in Preparation for, During and After End of Life.
End-of-Life Doula and Registered Nurse
First and foremost, THANK YOU for being here!
I became deeply passionate about end-of-life care through my experience as a Registered Nurse in Long-Term Care. I knew that there was so much MORE to be offered to individuals to help them live their best lives, while at the same time being adequately prepared and supported through end of life.
I completed my End-of-Life Doula training with Douglas College in February 2020 to be able to provide high quality individualized care and holistic support for others. I am humbled to be able to provide support for individuals and my community in preparation for, during and after end of life.
I believe that adequate preparation regardless of the presence of illness, will allow for more peaceful life and death experiences. Knowledge is key when it comes to processing, planning, and preparing end of life wishes. I strive to destigmatize discussions of death and dying as these conversations are especially important in allowing individuals to discover what a good death means to them. A good death can look quite different for each person. I acknowledge this and embrace the diversity of others with a warm and non-judgmental approach.
It is truly an honor to be able to hold and share space with others to discuss their values, beliefs, wishes, and to be a support for an enlightened dying experience. I am ready with a gentle and open heart to be of service for whatever needs require support.
What is an End-of-Life Doula?
An End-of-Life Doula is a non-medical role of the interdisciplinary team. End -of-Life Doulas walk alongside others and their loved ones on the journey in preparation for, during, and after end of life. End-of-Life Doulas provide emotional, psychosocial, physical, spiritual and practical support, in addition to education and resources to aid individuals in making informed decisions about their wishes and care.
Doulas do not instill their own beliefs upon others, nor do they make decisions for others.