Are you an end-of-life doula, professional caregiver, or family caregiver?

The Informed Caregiver course was developed for end-of-life doulas, professional caregivers as well as family caregivers. It is unique in that it focuses completely on the medical and practical aspects of dying. It comes from the perspective of a physician who has also been where you are….at the bedside!

The Informed Caregiver course will provide you with basic but critical medical information relevant to your caregiving or doula responsibilities and will be presented using accessible, understandable language.  Having this knowledge is sure to decrease your stress and allow you to fully experience the joy of your work.

Not only will YOU benefit from this course, but your clients and loved ones will too! They will sense your confidence and feel more secure in your presence. You will become even more valuable to the rest of the medical or hospice team because:

  • You will know what to watch for, keep track of and report to the team.
  • You will know how to communicate using “Medical Lingo”.
  • You will become the trusted eyes and ears of the team.
  • You will know some tricks of the medical trade and what YOU CAN DO to help alleviate suffering.

During this 6-part course, you will learn about:

  • The common disease processes you will encounter…from Heart Disease to Cancer
  • The End-of-Life symptoms that can occur with these different disease processes
  • The treatments available... medications and other medical interventions
  • Medication side-effects to watch out for.

This Course Includes:

  • 6 training videos
  • MP3 recordings of each training session to download and play anywhere
  • 6 Study Guides with optional questions to answer as you watch or listen to each module to further your understanding of the content.
  • The option to join future “Ask the Doctor” live sessions for help with complicated cases.

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Here’s what some of our past course participants had to say:

"I LOVED the sessions!"

“I LOVED the sessions! I am also thrilled that I can go back and listen to the sessions as a resource later on. Hearing your stories really added to my understanding of the information. I have completed quite a few online trainings and yours was exactly what I needed and was presented in a manner that worked well for me. It was probably the best one I’ve paid for. I can’t wait to point my fellow doula pals in your direction.”

Catherine B
End-of-Life Doula, Boston, MA

"The “Stories From the Bedside” were great teaching moments. Loved it!"

Akhila M.
Full Circle Living and Dying, Nevada County, CA
“The “Stores From the Bedside” were great teaching moments. Loved it. This work is so valuable for me as a working EOL doula for my own organization, Full Circle of Living and Dying and hospice volunteer. Thank you so much for creating the program!”

"Jackie, you did an excellent presentation and covered
topics that are relevant to end of life care."

Hearing your stories really added to my understanding of the information. I have completed quite a few online trainings and yours was exactly what I needed and was presented in a manner that worked well for me. It was probably the best one I’ve paid for. I can’t wait to point my fellow doula pals in your direction.”

Terry J.
EOL Doula & Home Funeral Consultant Sedona, AZ

"Fantastic course - I really enjoyed it and learned a lot."

Nadine G.
EOL Doula, Long Island, NY
“Fantastic course – I really enjoyed it and learned a lot. It was the perfect “intro” to the clinical side that doulas need. No suggestions other than what I put above. Thank you so much for this!”

"This was a beneficial course."

“This was a beneficial course. I felt the course gave me a good range of knowledge in the physical changes that accompany active dying and some of the ways to handle those issues.”
Carly C.
EOL Doula & Hospice Volunteer Indianapolis, IN

"I really enjoyed the lectures, including the “Stories from the Bedside” sections."

Janelle K.
EOL Doula San Diego, CA

“I really enjoyed the lectures, including the “Stories from the Bedside” sections. I also really liked having the worksheets to refer to and to use as a review or even to follow the lecture using them. Overall, a very good course, thank you!”

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Dr. Jackie Yaeger

Dr. Jackie Yaeger is a board certified palliative care physician with over 25 years of experience. Using her medical expertise she can help you manage physical symptoms by prescribing appropriate comfort medications or recommending alternative treatments. 

As a trained End-of-Life Doula, Dr. Yaeger will  also  address  spiritual, emotional and psychological needs. She will help you and your family find ways to honor this time of transition. By being an experienced, calm and compassionate presence, she will help you and your family be fully present to the experience of dying and loss.

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