“The Importance of Queer-Informed Death Doulas” – Online – Tuesday, January 30, 2024 (2 pm – 3:30 pm central time)
Description: This program will examine historical discrimination by medical providers against the LGBTQ+ community. We will also delve into ways that queer-informed death doulas advocate for and serve this community and the end of life.
Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
∙ Understand the historical mistreatment of the LGBTQ+ community by healthcare providers.
∙ Recognize the importance of queer-informed death doulas.
∙ Recognize, demonstrate, and understand 4 ways that death doulas serve the LGBTQ+ community.
∙ Learn about other resources for older LGBTQ+ adults.
∙ Recognize the ways that death doulas, care teams, and loved ones educate, advocate, and serve this community at the end of life.
The link will be sent before the session begins. This may be available for 1.5 CEUs through the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois. I’d also welcome caregivers, patients, and curious participants. Please join us! Each session also includes an “Ask a Doula” Q&A at the end where I’ll answer all your questions.