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Event Details

November 30, 2021

End of Life Care: A Retired Hospice Counselor Creates a Safe Space for an Uncomfortable Conversation
11:00am-12:00pm (ET)

Speakers

  • Susan Travers Desmarais, End of Life Doula

Session Description

Nearing the end of life’s journey can be one of the most difficult experiences a person or family can go through. While most of the attention focuses on medical care, there often isn’t enough discussion about the emotional stress and many challenges that affect the patient and caregivers. Join us for this special session led by retired hospice counselor and end of life doula, Susan Desmarais, a professional caregiver and three-time cancer survivor, as she leads us through this meaningful conversation.

Speaker Bios

Susan Travars Desmarais

Susan Travers Desmarais, End of Life Doula

Susan Desmarais is a retired hospice counselor and end of life doula. She specializes in holding safe space with people and their loved ones during illness and death. Susan lives with her spouse and their furry friends in a rural community in Massachusetts. In addition to surviving cancer, she bike rides through the woods, knits, reads and writes.