Over the past century, death has become more medicalised in our Western society. The truth is death is not a medical event, it is a profoundly personal, individual, family and community event. Where once we would have cared for our ageing and dying at home, these days our elders are cared for in aged care facilities and hospitals, which can often contribute to an isolated, lonely and disempowered end of life.
Dying with Dignity NSW are delighted to present the third in our series of webinars on end-of-life issues where we will hear from three End of Life Doulas who offer reassurance, support, options and education, allowing people to make informed choices that align with their values, wishes, and needs, take back control and live their life as they choose.
Our guest speakers for this event are Helen Callanan, Jancine Hurst and Carolyn Vaughan.
The Zoom webinar will be held on Wednesday 2 August from 5-6.30pm
The formal part of the webinar will finish at 6pm but will be followed by questions and discussion for those who are interested
Please RSVP below and we will send you the Zoom link to join the webinar.
Helen Callanan is a practising End of Life Doula and the Founder, Managing Director and Lead Educator of Preparing the Way. Trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Reiki and with more than 30 years of experience working with the very ill and dying, Helen has deep insight into health and healing.
The long term caring and death experiences of her parents, family, friends and many clients alongside her passion for education that transforms, led Helen to establish Preparing the Way in 2014 and bring her wealth of knowledge to hundreds of doulas, clients and their families and those close to them.
Jancine Hurst is an End of Life Doula on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, specialising in holistic end of life and after death care. She supports those nearing end of life and their families by sharing available options so they can make end-of-life choices that best align with their values and preferences.
With a background spanning over 30 years in childcare, aged care, and end of life care, Jancine understands that it takes courage and compassion to lean into life limiting, terminal and ageing illnesses.
Carolyn Vaughan is a practicing End of Life Doula in the Illawarra region of NSW. Her work is informed and enriched by qualifications in Early Childhood Education, Aged Care, Somatic Therapy and ongoing study in End of Life Care.
Carolyn uses her extensive lived and professional experience and skill to engage with communities and individuals, inspiring conversations that explore the topics of death and dying and the choices and decisions that we can make to enhance and honour our end of life journey.