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Death as a Collaborative Event: Empowering Lessons from End-of-Life Doulas

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The Pioneer Network and Eden Alternative have joined together to bring you this 90-minute webinar. Timely topics presented by thought leaders in the field of aging.

Jane Whitlock, BA, End-of-life Doula
Sandra L. Place, LNHA, MA, Healthcare Educator and Consultant and End-of-Life Doula

Transforming the culture of care and support doesn’t stop with how we live – it’s also about how we die.  As change agents, we have much to learn about the art of supporting a meaningful death experience from end-of-life doulas.  Once reserved to describe individuals who assist birthing mothers, the word “doula” now also applies to those who support the emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being of the dying.  Join us in conversation with two passionate end-of-life doulas and explore how their unique wisdom and practices strengthen the goals of person-directed care. Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance.


Jane Whitlock

Jane Whitlock is a trained end-of-life doula, and a featured TEDTalk speaker on the subject of her work. Originally, she was a middle school social studies teacher and a coach/Athletic Director. After her husband’s death from cancer, she began to see life differently. Jane became passionate about death on many levels.  She helps dying people and their caregivers prepare for what is to come on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. As a death educator, Jane hopes that everyone can begin to see that death is the ultimate partner in life. Death helps us to be grateful, present and make the most of our time here on earth.

Sandra Place

Sandra L. Place is a Healthcare Consultant and Educator, a licensed nursing home administrator and holds certifications in several holistic modalities, including End-of-Life Doula. Sandra has been in health care administration for over 38 in a variety of settings. She is a long-time advocate of elder-directed care and utilizes her graduate degrees in psychology and holistic health to aid homes in the development of innovative nursing home programs. Nursing homes under Sandra’s leadership homes have won numerous state and national quality awards and honors, including the Eden Alternative’s Path to Mastery Milestone Four achievement. Sandra is a Certified Eden Alternative Mentor, Educator and Path to Mastery Guide and teaches at the Michigan State University Henry Center for Executive Development, as an instructor for the Nursing Home Administrator’s Course.

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Death as a Collaborative Event:
Empowering Lessons from End-of-Life Doulas
Thursday, March 19, 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET
90 minutes / $79.00
Purchase includes the live webinar as well as access to the recording for 12 months.

The live webinar program has been submitted (but not yet approved)
for Continuing Education for 1.5 total participant hours from NAB/NCERS.
Contact Joan Devine for further information

Registration closes 1 hour prior to the event

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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