What Is An Elder & End-Of-Life Doula?
An End-of-Life or Death Doula provides non-medical care to patients and their loved ones during the stages leading up to death and often following including natural death care, support coordinating funeral and bereavement services.
Doulas assist in advance care planning, coordinating family caregiving, life review, vigil planning, respite care OR bereavement support. Doulas are most useful in providing education and the additional support of sitting with the family throughout the dying process.
Who Should Enroll?
We welcome all, no previous experience necessary. This course aligns well for those who are healthcare professionals, caregivers, educators, healing arts practitioners, and volunteers to our course. It's perfect for legal experts, therapists, nurses, hospice workers, and anyone affected by death or loss who seeks to enrich their understanding of life and death, and to compassionately support those facing critical illness and death.
What You'll Gain
Elder Care Expertise
Deep insights into elder support and planning.
Death Doula Skills
Proficiency in death doula roles and practices for certification.
Enhanced empathy and dialogue for patient-centric care.
Inclusive, culturally-aware care approaches.
Effective strategies for managing grief.
Professional and Personal Growth
Support to discover and grow doula services with your community.
Decision-Making and Conflict
Skills in navigating ethical dilemmas and conflict.
Mastery of Modalities
Proficiency in diverse end-of-life care approaches, including psychedelic assistance.
Building supportive, collaborative networks.
Included In Your Course:
“I realized that the topic I had once avoided—only to become somewhat obsessed with it later in life—was now the most important conversation I needed to have with my family. We needed to talk about death. Over the last few months, we’ve been working with Sierra Campbell to turn the anxiety of “what will we do if” into a plan. Via video call, my husband and I meet with our sons and Sierra. Instead of the usual check in, we talk about checking out. Organization can be a balm in the midst of a chaotic time, and as I hear my family responding to Sierra’s questions, I realize that I am discovering a new tangent in the erotic equation.
Talking about death is talking about life—hopes, fears, uncertainty, imagination, legacy, connection, responsibility, love.”
- ESTHER PEREL
Course Information & Outline
A comprehensive and progressive learning experience covering all aspects of elder care management, end of life literacy, and a broad array of death doula services.
Course portal will be open on February 15 and first lesson delivered.
Large Group meetings will be every other Wednesday 8am PT, 11am ET, 5pm CET, starting February 21st.
Small group meetings start the week of February 26, and you'll reserve one group time from the following options after enrollment:
- Mondays - 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET
- Tuesdays - 8 am PT / 11 ET/ 5 pm CET
- Wednesdays - 8 am PT / 11 ET/ 5 pm CET
- Sundays - 8 am PT / 11 ET/ 5 pm CET
Module 1: Course Introduction and Foundations
Module 2: The Role of the Death Doula
Module 3: Modern Elderhood & Co-Living with Chip Conley
Module 4: Compassionate Communication and Grief Support
Module 5: Practical Skills in Elder and End-of-Life Care
Module 6: Natural Death Care
Module 7: Post-mortem Care
Module 8: Foundations of Elder Care and End-of-Life Guidance
Module 9: Assisted Therapies in grief & death preparation
Module 10: Reflections and Professional Growth
Module 11: Doula Services, Next Steps
Module 12: Bardo Teachings with Andrew Holocek
Module 13: Self-Care for Care Providers with Elena Brower
Licensed clinical social worker
Nurture's courses are filled with valuable and practical information, and Sierra Campbell’s expertise and compassion shines through. I am so thankful and grateful that Sierra has created Nurture to share her wealth of knowledge and understanding of life's difficult subjects.
New York, New York
Nurture brought my family much needed moral support and practical wisdom on what to expect throughout the whole journey. We were better prepared as a family because of Nurture.
Author and Hospice Volunteer
Not see the process of aging as a gift, to grow older with wellness, to be in connection with community, and to receive guidance with reverence - this is what the world needs. With dignity and care, Nurture is shifting the way we relate to our elders and to ourselves.