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Death By Design

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Kimberly C. Paul wants to radically change the way people face end of life, and she’s using her extensive experience as a storyteller to do just that. From the set of Saturday Night Live in New York City, to casting for ... More
2019-10-24

Francesca Arnoldy

Season 3, Ep. 13

Francesca Arnoldy, UVM alumna and longtime birth worker, is the course developer, facilitator, and program director of the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine's End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate Program. She is author of Cultivating the Doula Heart: The Essentials of Compassionate Care and leads in-person workshops about doula approaches and end-of-life wishes. Her goal is to encourage people to hold one another's hands through life's intensities and sacred rites of passage. She recently founded Contemplative Doula as a resource to help people to prepare for birth, death, and life with the doula heart. Francesca lives in quaint Hinesburg, VT with her family in a most idyllic village.

 

Bio:

Francesca Arnoldy, UVM alumna and longtime birth worker, is the course developer and program director of the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine's End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate Program. She is the author of Cultivating the Doula Heart: Essentials of Compassionate Care, and she regularly leads in-person workshops about doula approaches and end-of-life wishes. She works collaboratively with her local hospice and palliative care teams. Her goal is to encourage people to hold one another's hands through life's intensities and sacred rites of passage. Francesca lives in quaint Hinesburg, VT with her family in a most beloved village.  

Francesca can be found contemplating birth, death, and life with the doula heart on her website contemplativedoula.com


Contemplative Doula: https://contemplativedoula.com/


Cultivating the Doula Heart (guidebook): https://www.amazon.com/Cultivating-Doula-Heart-Essentials-Compassionate/dp/1732780609


UVM End-of-Life Doula Training Program: https://learn.uvm.edu/program/end-of-life-doula-certificate/ 


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/contemplativedoula


YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBqZMIDYIhkHc7nbya74SzA


Twitter: @DoulaFrancesca

2019-8-29

Heather Burton, Wren Hospice

Season 3, Ep. 8