End of Life Educator, Speaker and Doula
What is a Death Doula?
A death doula is a non-medical, non-legal, non-judgmental person who:
-Supports clients and their loved ones when there is an illness or terminal diagnosis
-Educates, advocates, and empowers clients by starting the conversation about the end of life process and death early
-Helps to improve the quality and dignity of the end of life journey
Jo-Anne is a professional Death Doula, Death Educator, Licensed Willow EOL Educator and co-founder of the Death Doula Network of BC.
With over 35 years as an Insurance Professional, Jo-Anne has extensive experience in communications, negotiations and conflict resolution all with a focus on supporting others through difficult times.
Through her continuing work in personal development and volunteer services, Jo-Anne has gained training and experience in emotional intelligence, workshop development, public speaking and group facilitation.
As a member of the End of Life Doula Association of Canada, and the National End of Life Doula Alliance , Jo-Anne is committed to a regulated and monitored scope of practice and applies the utmost integrity and ethics in her work.
Jo-Anne’s volunteer experience includes responsibilities as a Board member for the Central Okanagan Hospice Association and the Westside Health Network Society. She also volunteers in community support at Hospice and is a Therapy Clown – “Licensed for laughter and clowning”, volunteering with two local groups visiting residents in care facilities and hospitals.
Jo-Anne Haun and End of Life Alternatives, provides educational seminars, workshops and private Doula services.
Jo-Anne’s passion is people and she has found her gifts are working with people in palliative care and at end of life.
Jo-Anne believes :
Everyone should have a say in their care and treatment and be advised of all of their options.
Everyone’s dignity should be kept intact and their wishes honored.
Everyone should have a plan in place for their final journey.
Everyone needs to have discussions with their loved ones about their wishes for end-of-life care and treatment,
Everyone should have an advocate/friend/confidante with whom to walk the final journey.
Together we can make your end-of-life journey as gentle, connected and caring as possible for the sake of you and the ones you love.
Having your end-of-life plans in place is the greatest gift you can leave your loved ones and I would like to help you do just that.
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