It has been Deanna's 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 her leadership activities as Chair of NHPCO’s End-of-Life Doula Advisory Council
, she is in the forefront of educating hospices and palliative care organizations about this new role around the country.
As a founding member and 1st Vice President of the National End-of-Life Doula Alliance, she has been a part of the team bringing standards to this role in the professional arena and creating an understanding of how we may empower all to die well in this modern age. Many years in the making, her #1 Amazon best selling book, “Accompanying the Dying: Practical Heart-Centered Wisdom for End-of-Life Doulas and Healthcare Advocates,” guides families and practitioners through the advanced illness time period, dying, death and through early bereavement.
Quality of Life Care's End-of-Life Doula Certificate Program supports our free education and our dedication to ensure people have equal access to the information and guidance to care for each other through dying. Know that your study with QLC supports dying well all around the world. And, you will learn to Serve Others in 'The Doula Way.'"