Become a Certified End-of-Life Doula
Certified CareDoula®
The Most In-Depth, Comprehensive, Supportive
End-of-Life Doula Certificate Program
Welcome to your new EOL doula home base at Quality of Life Care! If you are receiving this brochure, you have requested more details before you make decisions about your future training. Thank you for including us in your search!

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that "between 2020 and 2050, the number of deaths is projected to rise substantially as the population ages and a significant share of the population, the baby boomers, age into older adulthood."

The enormous pressure this places on present health and death care systems requires innovative solutions to help. The new role of the End-of-Life Doula is the solution. At Quality of Life Care, we believe in nurturing the sacred and honoring the wisdom we all share, leading our communities in end-of-life literacy and empowerment. 
Study From Anywhere! Work at Your Own Pace.
Certified End-of-Life Doula
There is a rising grassroots movement in this country and around the world that takes end of life care to a new level, helping our hospices and healthcare entities. This new role of the 'End-of-Life Doula' combines skill, awareness and our common wisdom focused on the needs and desires of the people we serve. You will learn the doula model of care, be prepared for the National End-of-Life Doula Alliance proficiency exam, and be confident to serve beautifully.
Certified CareDoula®
Using our signature and proven method, you will also be certified as a CareDoula® using our specific model of service and professional care, developed to meet the most important needs of this time period. You will have confidence in your practice model and can be assured that you have all important aspects of a doula service covered and a standard of unparalleled professionalism and excellence. (You must abide the tenets of the Certified CareDoula® in your practice to use this title.)

My practice is dedicated to my mom.

“Even though I was a hospice nurse when my own mother was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer, we all were unprepared for her sudden illness and death within 5 weeks of diagnosis.  What I created for her as we let her go is what I share with you in this program. Every family should have this kind of support. I teach you all I have here.”  ~ Deanna
Our program has helped people like you develop part-time and full-time private practices shifting into their dream of serving their community while earning a living and contributing to their family. These students go on to mentor others in their community—as you will, as so many want to do.
Deanna is one of the few End-of-Doula Educators with her own End-of-Life Doula Practice (since 2005). The methods taught in the Certified CareDoula® program have been thoroughly tested and proven with Deanna's own family, clients and with hundreds of students from around the world. 
When You Join our Certified CareDoula® Program

Our Program is a robust, deep and enjoyable exploration you can fully complete online. You'll learn from pioneers in the end-of-life field. 
7 Sections, 51 Lessons - Any Time, Anywhere

You Will Receive ... 
Personal guidance, step-by-step from beginning to end. 
Weekly mentoring meetings with Deanna and Faculty (mentoring option)
• Full implementation and guidance through the entire process.
Radical self-care techniques. How to powerfully care for yourself as you care for others.
• Full curriculum so you know the phases of dying, family coping, the dying time, medications, and special topics.
• How to build a practice and understand how families can find you.
• Firsthand accounts, experiences, education, travels, and skills in this field since 2000 by an early pioneer!
Deanna and her School Faculty answering your questions. You won't have to figure this out on your own any longer; Deanna has had a private practice herself since 2005.
A supportive community helping you every step along the way.
What to do when your patient dies.
• Skills for healthy grieving.
 Bonus: Learn how to earn a living caring for families who want this loving service & build your 'Doula Comfort Kit.'
You Will Learn...
Section 1: Establishing Rapport & Peace 
Mastering the art of building trust and confidence in your service!
• Know: YOUR Personal EOL Plan is complete
• Establish: A soothing environment, relieving anxiety
• Create: Complete Private Practice Development Tool
• Transform: Yourself…begin the most important aspect of the
Section 2: Exploring Types & Settings of EOLD Work
Awareness: serving your client expertly and correctly!
• Master training on hospice & palliative care. What you MUST       know.
• The little known secret of how to share about hospice. 
• Understanding anticipatory grief and how to best serve.
• The key points in serving in all the different living  
Section 3: Providing Emotional & Spiritual Support
Awareness: the essence of our service: compassionate presence.
• How to prepare yourself first and care for yourself throughout.
• The keys to communication as an end of life doula.
• How to Witness powerfully and Support in Honesty.
• How to deal with Family Anxiety.
• What Caregivers Really want.
Section 4: Spiritual Care of Self & Others
Mastering the journey into the great unknown with confidence.
• How to navigate spirituality in multiple settings.
• Really understand the spiritual needs of the dying and how to      support.
• Understand your part in rituals and spiritual care of others.
Section 5: Providing Practical Support
Mastering top End-of-Life Doula guidance skills!
• Explore: how to facilitate coping and completion of tasks 
   through ethical wills, legacy, end-of-life paperwork, last wishes.
• Establish: end of life planning with our innovative Pre-Death
  and Post-Death Vigil tools.
• Create: your own processes for organizing help, funeral
Section 6: The Dying Body
Awareness: accompanying during the last days of life.
• Learn the patterns of dying and body changes.
• Really understand cognitive changes and specific 
• Specific topics of end of life that you MUST know to be an 
  empowered end of life practitioner.
Section 7: At the Bedside
Mastering physical and supportive care for person and family.
• Know for now and always deathbed care for the dying.
• Learn most of the tried and true vigil support for families (from
  years of hospice nursing) and bereavement support.
• How to conduct your first professional visit and closure with
  your families, among other teachings.
Here's a Summary of Everything You'll Receive
We Are With You Every Step of the Way
The Certified CareDoula® curriculum is a comprehensive, transformative process that enables you to become crystal-clear on exactly how you want to serve the dying and their loved ones—with confidence.

We support you to have a beautiful private practice bridging the gaps in health & death care, and ensuring your clients can spend intimate time in peace with their loved ones with the least amount of stress. 
You Get...
The CareDoula® Curriculum
  • Ongoing Support to Complete your Studies
  • ​Full Course & Online Learning Portal
  • Dual Certification (Certified End-of-Life Doula & Certified CareDoula®)
  • ​Practicum Oversight
  • ​CareDoula® Faculty Access
Certification Requirements 
Certified End-of-Life Doula (CEOLD): 
4 Course Assessments, 1 Final Essay, 32-Hour Practicum

Certified CareDoula®:
CEOLD, Mentoring*, Interview, Model Pledge, Orientation 
Guidance & Personal Support
  • ​Personal Guidance & Support as You Learn
  • ​Weekly Calls with Deanna & CareDoula® Faculty (Mentoring Option*)
  • Weekly Written Q&A Submission to Deanna
  • ​Online Learning Portal--study from anywhere, anytime!
  • ​Online Discussion Community with Deanna & CareDoula® Faculty
  • Doula Buddy Program - Learn & grow with a partner (optional).
  • ​Practicum Lab & Support (Mentoring Option*)
  • Implementation & Guidance
  • ​​Fast-Track System
  • ​Lifetime Home Base & Course Access
And yes, there's more...
Bonus #1: Personal Mentoring w/ Deanna - 30 mins. ($200 Value)
Enjoy a private session with Deanna to kick-start your study plan based on what YOU want to accomplish! And get your personal questions answered.
Bonus #2: Special Sessions with Industry Professionals ($1,500 Value)
Deanna brings innovative leaders and educators in the end of life field into our intimate classroom, for just our community of students! Be on the front-lines with industry leaders and experts from the comfort of your own home, getting your personal questions answered.
Bonus #3: EOLD Doula Business Essentials: Foundation & Jump-Start ($1,200 Value)
For the person who wants to create a professional practice to serve the dying in their community, we have a special business building foundation training and tools/templates to jump-start your business. This powerful kit, created by Deanna, will save you thousands of dollars and years of trial and error. Deanna is one of the few End-of-Life Doula Educators with her own private EOL doula practice (since 2005).
Our training program is proven from over 10 years of mentoring hundreds of students from around the world. If for any reason you decide to not continue on with us, we will refund your money 100% within 7 days of purchase minus a $100 processing fee.

The CareDoula® Program, Dual Certification, Multi-platform Support, Expert Guest Presenters, Private Discussion Group and Business Essentials Jump-Start combine into a package that can't be beat—saving you years of research and second-guessing! 

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The Wisdom & Practical Skills To Serve Our Communities Deserve To Be Shared NOW...and...This Program In This Format Is A Limited Time Offer!

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Student Testimonials:
"Working with you has helped me to align myself with that feels right to me in this work. You confirmed in me what my passions and gifts are. Getting validation from someone with your knowledge and experience in this field has changed me forever. I truly mean that. I didn’t know being a “Death Doula” was even a thing. I now know 100% what my purpose is. Thank you for all of your time and the energy you put into this program. You are changing lives."
- Tiffany R.
"I cannot thank you enough....Coming into the program I was very clear on what I believed my direction with End of Life work was. However, very shortly into the program with your guidance, intuition and foresight I was able to clarify and focus my true hearts calling. This program not only gave me the opportunity to communicate and connect with others of like mind, but to expand on the tools needed to clarify my calling."
- Cynthia B.
"I have learned that despite my inner fears and insecurities, I am innately ready to support the dying and their loved ones. I have felt the ability and strength to do this work most of my adult life but now, after taking this beautifully designed course, I know I was made to do it. It’s like all of my experiences, struggles, abilities, strengths, lessons, interests, so many facets of me point directly to me doing this work. I’ve had the tools the whole time, but your experience and direction has offered a structure to put all the technical details in order. I’ve mentioned before that I am not a technical person so this course has helped me tremendously. I feel I have a foundation to build upon now rather than standing in a murky pond knowing what I need lies beneath the surface but not able to see it. It’s so much clearer now. It gives me great comfort knowing I have the section material and my responses at my finger tips for reference to easily and often refresh myself.
- Sara W.
"You are 'real', down to earth and enlightened; I am drawn to those qualities and I know these are ultimately a great part of your success in this field! I strive to create change in this emerging 'grassroots' area of life and death. Death is just as much a part of life as is birth. I am humbled to be in your 'arena' Deanna, Thank you."
- June Fitzpatrick, Hospice RN
Meet Your Trainer
Deanna Cochran, RN, End-of-Life Doula Mentor & Trainer
"It has been my highest honor serving the dying and their families through hospice nursing since 2000, and in private practice as an End-of-Life Doula since 2005. Through my leadership activities as first Chair of NHPCO’s End-of-Life Doula Advisory Council, I am excited to be a part of bringing this new role to hospices and palliative care organizations around the country.

As a founding member and 1st Vice President of the National End-of-Life Doula Alliance, it has been my joy to bring standards to this role in the professional arena and create an understanding of how we may empower all to die well in this modern age. Many years in the making, it is beautiful to witness my bestselling book, “Accompanying the Dying: Practical Heart-Centered Wisdom for End-of-Life Doulas and Healthcare Advocates,” guide families and practitioners through the advanced illness through early bereavement time period.

The Certified CareDoula® program supports our free education and my dedication to ensure people have equal access to the information and guidance to care for each other through dying. Know that your study with me supports dying well all around the world. You will learn to Serve Others in 'The Doula Way.'" 
Certified CareDoula® Recap
  • The CareDoula® Curriculum - the clear path toward serving your family and your community beautifully and with confidence. ($2,000 Value)
  • ​Multi-platform Program Support Package - ($1,200 Value)
  • ​Weekly Mentoring Calls - Weekly 2+ hour sessions for 6 months (24 sessions). Certified CareDoula® Requirement of 15 Mentoring Sessions.
  • ​Weekly Written Submissions of Personal Concerns – private exchange dealing with your personal questions that are not in Answers Hub ($2,500 Value)
  • ​Private Discussion Group - peer support and a source for inspiration and motivation ($1,200 Value)
  • BONUS: Private session with Deanna to kick-start your study plan based on what YOU want to accomplish! And get your personal questions answered ($200 Value)
  • BONUS: Special Sessions with Expert Guest Presenters - your subject matter experts ($1,500 Value)
  • BONUS: EOL Doula Business Essentials: Foundation and Jumpstart Your Practice ($1,200 Value)
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