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, and co-founder of the Death Doula Network International
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   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 of the Westside Health Network Society,  Okanagan Chapter Chair for Dying with Dignity, and peer to peer supporter/facilitator for MAiD Family Support Society and  Bridge C14   She also volunteers in community support at the Central Okanagan Hospice Association 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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