All are welcome to join executive director Lisa Vigil Schattinger and others from our group in reading and discussing Caring for the Dying: The Doula Approach to a Meaningful Death by Henry Fersko-Weiss.

Caring for the Dying describes a whole new way to approach death and dying. It explores how the dying and their families can bring deep meaning and great comfort to the care given at the end of a life.” —Goodreads

After reading a work of fiction last month in which the main character was a death doula, our group wanted to learn more about this role and profession. To answer those questions, we recommend this book by Henry Fersko-Weiss.

“Henry Fersko-Weiss is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who in 2003, created the first end of life doula program in the United States at a hospice in New York City. That program, which adapted approaches from the work of birth doulas, focused on helping a dying person and family prepare for the end of life, working alongside them in the last days, and supporting them in their early grief.”

This book should be available at your library, and is available at bookstores and Amazon. If you do shop Amazon, use this link to purchase the book (you will need to sign in if you have an existing account) and Amazon will donate a small portion of the proceeds to Ohio End of Life Options.

We will be meeting on Thursday, January 14th at 4:00 pm on Zoom. Please Register Here*. You will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom link.

*Please note when registering: There are three quick screens to click through to fully complete your registration and receive the confirmation email with the Zoom link. Please be sure to scroll to the bottom of each page to click the green buttons that read, in order: Continue, Next, and Complete Registration.

These are the previous books of Ohio End of Life Options’ Virtual Book Club:

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult
Death Without Denial, Grief Without Apology by Barbara K. Roberts
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalinithi
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Finish Strong by Barbara Coombs Lee
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
When My Time Comes by Diane Rehm

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