The Story of How I Became An End-of-Life Doula
In 2013, an opportunity to return to school and study as a Health Care Assistant opened up for me. Not quite knowing what to expect I followed that path, trusting that I was meant to. In the midst of the training, I had an urge to look into providing palliative care even though up until that point, death was something I feared. I was told that only nurses did palliative and hospice care.
I continued with my studies and on my first day of practicum, I experienced panic that perhaps this would not be a good fit for me, even though I had done so well in school. Within my first five minutes, I knew that I was right where I needed to be and for the next eight years I flourished and thrived in my role as a care aide. I loved my job.
During that time, I did have many experiences in caring for my residents when they were nearing the end of their life. I felt a great honour to be able to provide comfort and care in their last days and hours.
Then in late 2021, I was on my computer and I clicked on a link and the next thing I knew I had signed up for a course to become an End-of-Life Doula.
My trust in myself, my journey and the universe have brought me to this point. Soul's Gentle Journey has begun and my heart is full with the knowledge that this is a journey that is meant to be.