Ask a Death Doula

By Suzanne B. O’Brien RN

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Ask a Death Doula Podcast is a weekly show hosted by Hospice and Oncology nurse Suzanne B. O’Brien. Suzanne is the CEO and founder of International Doulagivers Institute. This is a vital platform for discussions and interviews that will bring back death into the natural fold of life. Ask a Death Doula will share vital education on how to care for those who are dying as well as sharing inspiring stories from working at the bedside with over 1000 dying people from all around the world. Please visit to access our free education and resource center. About International Doulagivers Institute: The goal of Doulagivers Institute is simple and powerful - to provide affordable and accessible education and support to everyone in the world so that every person has the opportunity to die with comfort and dignity in their own home. Death is something that we all have in common no matter our race, religion, or socioeconomic status. We believe that this education to support people to have the most positive end of life experience is a human right, not a privilege.

Episode Date
How To Build a Network Resource to Grow Your Death Doula Business
May 14, 2024
The Deeper Meaning of Doula Work with Doulagivers Graduate Judi Arasi
May 07, 2024
How to Talk to Children About Death
Apr 30, 2024
Talking "Doula Houses" with Kim Adams from The Omega Home Network
Apr 23, 2024
The Difference Between Ego and Heart Guidance
Apr 09, 2024
How to Make a Support System Scheduler for Care of the Dying
Apr 02, 2024
What Makes a Great Death Doula
Feb 20, 2024
The Night I Slept in a Church
Feb 13, 2024
How to Start A Death Cafe to Start Your Death Doula Business
Feb 06, 2024
How to Obtain Happiness and Life Mastery
Jan 30, 2024
How The Death Doula Training is a Life Course
Jan 23, 2024
How to Make a Full Time Income as a Death Doula
Jan 16, 2024
Pain Management for the Dying
Jan 09, 2024
What Is An ”After Death Plan” And Why It’s Important To Have One
Jan 02, 2024
Top Questions To Ask Your MD When Given A Cancer Diagnosis
Dec 19, 2023
Exploring The Transformative Power of Love and Grief: A Conversation with Dr. Karen Wyatt
Dec 12, 2023
Doulagivers FREE 9 Choice Advance Directive Document Announced
Dec 05, 2023
THIS is what happens when end of life wishes are NOT clearly defined.
Nov 28, 2023
Suzanne B. O’Brien Talks with Cathy Yuhas about ”The Hospice Gap”
Nov 14, 2023
What Makes a Good Death? A Good Life! But What Does That Mean?
Oct 05, 2023
What is the True Meaning of Life
Sep 28, 2023
How to Navigate and Understand the Many Layers of Grief with NYT Bestselling Author Kris Carr
Sep 14, 2023
We Need to Create ”Outlets” for Grief
Sep 07, 2023
The ”Good Death Book” Officially Announced!
Aug 02, 2023
Ask a Death Doula How to Access ”The Healed State”
Jul 26, 2023
The Truth About Becoming a Certified Death Doula
Jul 12, 2023
Talking about Death with Death Deck co-Founder Lisa Pahl
Jul 05, 2023
Nurse Hadley Podcast Interview ”The In Between”
Jun 13, 2023
How to Fill the ”Hospice Gap”
Jun 08, 2023
The Marriage of Death and Spirituality
May 31, 2023
How to Care for Dying Veterans
May 24, 2023
How The Death Positive Movement is Giving us Life
May 03, 2023
Zimbabwe: The start of the Death Doula Movement
Apr 17, 2023
Caregiver Syndrome and How to Avoid it
Apr 11, 2023
Sound Healing for Health
Feb 01, 2023
The VSED Journey- Can it bring people deep, deep peace
Jan 05, 2023
Can I Introduce you to Death Doula Network of BC?
Nov 30, 2022
Forgiveness at the End of Life and Why You Should Not Wait
Nov 02, 2022
Building a Bridge Between Families and Hospice Care
Oct 17, 2022
How to Thrive Through a Terminal Diagnosis with Jody Stokhamer
Oct 11, 2022
The VSED Checklist
Aug 10, 2022
How to Write a Forgiveness Letter
Aug 03, 2022
Epigenetics 101 with Suzanne B. O’Brien RN
Jul 27, 2022
What if we have death all wrong?
Jul 20, 2022
Death Doulas for Dogs
Jul 13, 2022
How Studies of Magic Mushrooms are Proving Consciousness
Jun 28, 2022
Do You Want to Die Like Patty and Greg?
Jun 14, 2022
Your Legacy Captured in Moments and Timelines
Jun 06, 2022
Annoucing Doulagivers Level 1 End of Life Doula Training Veterans Edition
Jun 02, 2022
In stressful times, focus on what you CAN control
May 24, 2022
How do we reduce the fear of death? - by learning the truth about it. The Art of Doulagiving
May 18, 2022
Why We Experience Such Complicated Grief Today
May 10, 2022
5 Tips on How to Care for Someone Who is Dying
May 03, 2022
Self Care for Doulas- and Everyone!
Apr 27, 2022
National Death Doula Day April 20th!!
Apr 19, 2022
World Training Day Interview with Doulagivers Thailand Lead Trainers
Apr 14, 2022
When you find your path and purpose in life- everything makes sense
Apr 07, 2022
Ask a Death Doula Podcast: Passion to Purpose with Amy McLaren
Apr 06, 2022
How To Choose The Right Health Care Proxy for You
Feb 16, 2022
Ask A Death Doula Podcast: How to Choose the Right Health Care Proxy for You
Feb 16, 2022
Ask A Death Doula Podcast: What is a Shared Death Experience?
Feb 08, 2022
Ask A Death Doula Podcast: Forgiveness Will Set You Free with Suzanne O’Brien RN
Feb 02, 2022
Ask A Death Doula Podcast: How Bedside Visitations are Helping to Heal Grief
Jan 26, 2022
How Dementia Presents at the End of Life
Jan 19, 2022
Pain Management at the End of Life
Jan 19, 2022
How to Follow your Highest Guidance System
Jan 06, 2022
Live Authentically, Forgive the Past, & Let Death be Your Greatest Teacher About Life
Dec 15, 2021
Ask a Death Doula Podcast: Death and the Spiritual Body of Energy
Oct 25, 2021
Ask a Death Doula Podcast - Meet Death Doula Jane Whitlock
Sep 23, 2021
Ask A Death Doula Interview with Y4T Founder
Aug 04, 2021
Ask A Doulagiver Podcast Interview With Author Jennifer O’Brien
Jul 21, 2021
What is a Death Doula? Top 7 Questions
Apr 12, 2021
Ask A Death Doula Podcast With Lisa Zimmer
Jan 23, 2021
Ask a Death Doula: Behind the Scenes of the Death Doula Global Summit
Nov 11, 2020
Ask a Death Doula: Top Lessons Learned From Those at end of Life With Dr. Karen Wyatt
Aug 24, 2020
Ask A Death Doula Interview With Barbara Karnes, RN
Jul 20, 2020
Podcast Interview With O Magazine Insider Amy Boyle!
Jul 15, 2020
Ask a Death Doula Interviews Lynda Anello- Community Liaison for Vitas Healthcare
Jun 16, 2020
Ask A Death Doula With Dr. Karen Wyatt
May 12, 2020
Ask A Death Doula Interview With Barbara Karnes, RN
Apr 13, 2020
How Seven Widowed Fathers Helped Each Other Through Grief
Mar 06, 2020
Ask a Death Doula-Talking ”Love and Death” with Michael Hebb Founder of ”Death Over Dinner”
Feb 07, 2020
Ask A Death Doula - Interview with President of The Elisabeth Kubler Ross Foundation Brazil Chapter
Jan 24, 2020
Ask a Death Doula ”Good Grief” Series and Interview with Michelle Hoffman
Jan 16, 2020
The Future of Health Care Will Be Non-medical
Nov 21, 2019
Ask a Death Doula Podcast LIVE from National Hospice and Palliative Care Conference Orlando, Florida
Nov 13, 2019
Ask a Death Doula Podcast LIVE from Reimagine Festival San Francisco California
Nov 04, 2019
No Food For Thought -The VSED Option
Oct 28, 2019
Suzanne B. O’Brien RN Talks “How to Solve the Elder Care Crisis”
Aug 15, 2019
Suzanne B O’Brien RN Talks The Seven Steps to Happiness
Jul 30, 2019
Suzanne B O’Brien RN Talks to RedLily Founder Kerrie Lee Brown on how to ”Take Charge of Your Health”
Jul 23, 2019
Jul 16, 2019
Suzanne B O’Brien RN Talks Reuniting with Your Loved Ones with Glenn Klausner
Jul 04, 2019
Suzanne B. O’Brien RN Talks New End of Life Doula Profession with Alua Arthur
Jun 27, 2019
Suzanne B. O’Brien, RN Talks Life, Death, and - Yes - Afterlife with Rev. Terri Daniels
Apr 25, 2019
Suzanne B. O’Brien, RN Interviews Deanna Cochran, RN and Shares Deanna’s New Book!
Feb 19, 2019
How to Find Peace of Mind at the End of Life
Feb 14, 2019
Home Wakes/Home Funerals 101 with Former NHFA President Lee Webster
Jan 30, 2019
The First Ever End of Life Doula ”World Training Day” Announced April 20th 2019
Jan 23, 2019
Suzanne B. O’Brien RN Talks Life and Death with Reverend Bohdi Be
Jan 17, 2019