I received my certification through Quality of Life Care in September of 2018 with Deanna Cochran being my instructor.
The End of Life Practitioners Collective® Empowering light bearers to serve others through dying. We are heart centered practitioners and community pioneers in the end of life movement in the USA and around the world. ELPC is non-partisan and non-sectarian, made up of compassionate and expert end of life practitioners who are wanting to serve the families who need and want them.
In order for an end of life practitioner to be listed in ELPC directory, they must agree they will serve in accordance with ELPC values. Although we are not able to guarantee the services of any provider you hire, they have agreed and signed a statement that they hold the following values highly. We want to know of your experiences with our practitioners, as we take our role as a source of connection very seriously. Whatever your experiences, we would love to know!
Service. ELPC believe in excellent customer service and a person going the extra mile. We arrive on time, are professional, operate business with integrity and be transparent in pricing and services offered.
Respect. The ELPC believe each person should be treated with dignity. We believe the person we serve has the final say in what they want and need. We believe we are here to assist and not lead with our own wishes.
Companionship. We are here to be companions on your journey. We are not here to tell you what to do but to listen, provide guidance when asked and assist as directed.
Integrity. We are transparent in our pricing and services. We have no ulterior motives in providing our care.
Guidance. We will serve you based on your values and take a leadership role when asked, based on your wishes.
Honor. We are honorable in all our undertakings. We are clear and consistent. You know what to expect from us.
Compassion. We are loving and acknowledge the hardship we may be witnessing as something the person is able to handle. We do not pity.
Going the extra mile. We give more than we are asked whenever we can.
Collaboration. If there is something a person needs that we are unable to do safely or with knowledge, we help find a person who can.
Excellence. We believe that we should be held accountable to a higher standard than ‘average.’ At a sensitive time such as end of life, a person deserves top of the line support.
~ I am a member of NEDA, National End of Life Doula Alliance. ~
NEDA Mission Statement:
The National End-of-Life Doula Alliance seeks to inspire positive, creative change in American death practices by offering the highest standards for ethical and practical guidelines, public education, and rich networking opportunities for all end-of-life (EOL) doulas who support the dying, their caregivers, and the agencies involved.
We value EOL doulas who provide non-medical, holistic support and comfort to the dying person and their family, which may include education and guidance as well as emotional, spiritual or practical care.
We value and respect the diverse voices and viewpoints of all doulas whose practices honor the individual and unique needs of the dying, and recognize the need for ethical, compassionate care for all.
We value the creation of a cultural environment that encourages the potential for healing exchanges between doulas and the dying, the family, and the healthcare team as part of the life-death process.
We embrace the Doula Model of Care that emphasizes empowering, non-judgmental support to maximize the self-determination of the individual and honor significant others and family as part of the circle of care.