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End-of-life Doula

I have been an end-of-life doula with Valley Hospice since June of this now receding year. Each family, each patient, has different needs, different ways of managing this final transition. I have been privileged to be with 5 or 6 … Continue reading

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Hospice Training at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood NJ

A personal experience of the training program offered at Valley Hospital Hospice for Doulas for the End of Life. The training includes preparation for each trainee’s imagined death and elicits memories of the death’s of the trainee’s own loved ones. It prepares the volunteer to be with dying and to provide the support the family will need. Continue reading

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