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End-of-Life Certificate Program
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Course date: June 7 – October 11, 2022
The purpose of End-of-Life Certificate Program is to equip a person to accompany the dying and their family through any setting with skill and confidence.
The class is structured as follows:
🔸The class is 4.5 months long. Classes will be held every Tuesday.
🔸Class begins June 7, 2022, and continue until June 28, 2022.
🔸No live classes through the month of July. Class begins again August 2, 2022, through October 11, 2022.
🔸During July for faculty from RESPECT have one meeting with
students regarding integration of what they have been learning so far with their chaplain duties. They will also be reading the books suggested and making sure all assignments are done.
🔸Class time is 5.00 pm (EST) - 6.30 pm (EST).
Course Material: Accompanying the Dying: A Practical Guide and Awareness Training
The Premier End-of-Life Doula Certificate Program in the US
Publicity tool and/or Brochure of the course: Information Page about Program.
Course Time Outline including breaks, lunch and/or non-instructional time. Our program is a self-paced, online learning experience, which includes hour-long sessions weekly (except for July and December) during the class term.
Curriculum Study Hours: Students have responded to our pre-assessment surveys prior to each Assessment for over 10 years. One of the questions is how long do they need to study to complete the assignments within each Section? Most report 5-10 per week. There are 9 Sections. If we take the average of 7.5 Hours per Section, curriculum study hours alone are 67.5 hours.
Mentoring Hours: For RESPECT, we are doing 14 hours of LIVE Q&A and teaching during the each term. Our structure is discussion, with Q&A, so they may integrate their study with their vision of serving in the future.
Books. There are 3 books to read. The average person takes 2 minutes to read a page of an average book in English.
This book, many people prefer to listen to the audio version. Know that that is available as well on Amazon: Die Wise Audio Book:
The total book reading hours are 28.
Assessments. There are 4 Assessments, each one taking most people 30 minutes each.
500-word Essay. It takes a typical person 1 hour and 30 minutes to write a 500-word essay.
Curriculum Study Hours: 67.5, Live Session Hours: 14, Books: 28, Assessments: 2, Essay: 1.5
Total Hours: 113 hours to complete all aspects.
Deanna Cochran RN, Amazon bestselling author, Founder of the premier End-of-Life Doula Certificate Program and Program Developer, is a present leader and one of the earliest voices of the End-of-Life Doula movement. Deanna also custom builds end-of-life doula programs within hospices and other organizations. She is Education Partner with businesses, schools and other trainers.
The CareDoula® School of Accompanying the dying also serves the community through their CareDoula® Companion Program, a 12 week, private, one to one emotional support service. All private sessions are free and there is an admirative contribution of $100 (sliding scale).
She is honored to be the First Chair of the NHPCO’s (hospice’s oldest and largest trade organization) End-of-Life Doula Advisory Council and is founding member and first Vice President of the National End-of-Life Doula Alliance, the world’s first nonprofit professional membership organization for End-of-Life Doulas.
Deanna continues to mentor end-of-life advocates and pioneers around the world to create pathways of service where there are none (since 2005). Unity within the movement is one of her highest values and she has been a leader in collaborative efforts within the ‘dying well’ movement since she began. Her main mission is for consumers to know and access palliative care, and to empower us all to care for our own dying, as well as passing on these skills to others.
Her bestselling book, “Accompanying the Dying: Practical, Heart-Centered Wisdom for End-of- Life Doulas and Healthcare Advocates,” is fast becoming the go-to source for every advocate for dying well today. She has been featured in major publications such as the NY Times, Medscape, Huffington Post and many other publications. The CareDoula® School of Accompanying the Dying funds all of Deanna’s public education efforts.
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