Meet Beth

Your Resident Death Doula

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Beth started her career as a social worker in a nursing home after she received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work, and then continued on for her Masters degree by taking classes in the evening while working. After a few years she decided she could advocated better for her residents if she was the Administrator of the facility, so she completed an administrators in training program, and passed the fed and state licensing exams for NHA, to begin her career.

After 10 years of long term care work, Beth decided to work part time for a year or two, to focus on her young children. During that time she worked in all areas of a hospital from ICU, CCU, maternity, general floor, Emergency and palliative care. It was working with the terminally ill patients of the hospital that she found her calling.That’s when her passion ignited to assist people face death with less fear.

Beth started her career as a social worker in a nursing home after she received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work, and then continued on for her Masters degree by taking classes in the evening while working. After a few years she decided she could advocated better for her residents if she was the Administrator of the facility, so she completed an administrators in training program, and passed the fed and state licensing exams for NHA, to begin her career.

After 10 years of long term care work, Beth decided to work part time for a year or two, to focus on her young children. During that time she worked in all areas of a hospital from ICU, CCU, maternity, general floor, Emergency and palliative care. It was working with the terminally ill patients of the hospital that she found her calling.That’s when her passion ignited to assist people face death with less fear.

Beth took her passion to hospice, and worked as a social worker, bereavement coordinator, and administrator. Once again Beth found herself wanted to do things differently than the mainstream when it came to assist people deal with their death. She believed that death was a very personal journey with the patient in charge of their course.

It was at this point that Beth co-founded Promise Hospice.  After a few years in operation she became sole owner as her partner battled with cancer and passed away.

In 2015 after the death of her father, Beth felt compelled to find additional support to end of life patients as she felt more often times than not their wishes were discouraged and replaced with aggressive measures. When her father was ill, she found herself reaching out to a friend for support and validation regarding the care her father was receiving.

She could only Imagine how families felt that didn’t have her knowledge base in EOL care. She also remembered looking at her friend, thinking she reminded beth of the midwife that assisted with the birth of her children, on at the end of life.

In 2015 after the death of her father, Beth felt compelled to find additional support to end of life patients as she felt more often times than not their wishes were discouraged and replaced with aggressive measures. When her father was ill, she found herself reaching out to a friend for support and validation regarding the care her father was receiving.

She could only Imagine how families felt that didn’t have her knowledge base in EOL care. She also remembered looking at her friend, thinking she reminded beth of the midwife that assisted with the birth of her children, on at the end of life.

During her research to create more support for EOL patients, she found that there were already a few End of Life Doulas or death doula programs. What she found missing was support for the professionals that were already providing end of life care as a career. It was at this point she founded PromiseCare Doula Network, and created an Professional EOL training program, with Continuing education credits for certain professions, specifically Social work.
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