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The new end of life doula course coming to VIU, and the taboo around discussing death
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Carmen Lavoie had been interested in the end of life process for a while.

But the social work professor at Vancouver Island University says it was her own cancer diagnosis that really made things come into focus.

Now, Lavoie is getting set to launch a new end of life doula Course this fall. On top of the coursework, there will be labs with actors helping students simulate the work of a doula.

Lavoie spoke with People First Radio about the course, the role of an end of life doula, and how discussing death can be a bit of a taboo in our society.

More information on the course can be found at: https://pdt.viu.ca/introduction-end-life-doula

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