Our mission is to reduce suffering during advanced illness and dying time by providing exceptional education, support, and resources to families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.
We envision a world where every person has equal access to support and comfort at the end of life.
To share with you in authenticity, with laughter, tears and love, the ways of accompanying the dying.
We focus on the time period between 'when-cure-driven-treatments-begin-to-stop-working' and bereavement.
QLC began as an online resource center in 2005, for the purpose of reducing suffering at the end of life by providing resources, education, and support. Deanna gave presentations, created a blog, provided professional End-of-Life Doula services, and also served as a Palliative Advocate.
She met leaders around the globe as they found each other through their education efforts in bringing peace and possibilities at the end of life (thank you Dr. Byock for that phrase).
Deanna quickly became a unifying thread between communities and educators having the same end goal.
By 2010, she had created the premier End-of-Life Doula Certificate Program and training for laypeople, as well as healthcare professionals. She has been working with those passionate about accompanying the dying ever since. Today, with her CareDoula® School of Accompanying the Dying in its 11th year, Deanna continues to collaborate with innovative leaders and develop corporate end-of-life doula programs. She is known as a unifying energy in the industry.
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