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Interview with Ms Merilynne Rush

An interview with Ms Merilynee Rush, a trainer, consultant, and educator on issues relating to the end of life, including end-of-life doula.

In this short podcast, Ms Merilynne Rush discusses her background as a midwife and how it led her to her current work training and mentoring end-of-life doulas. We also discuss the connection between birth/pregnancy and death/dying, why there is increasing interest in end-of-life doulas, and the similarities and differences between end-of-life douals and hospice palliative care.

Ms Merilynne Rush holds an MS in Hospice and Palliative Studies and owns The Dying Year (Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA), offering End-of-life Doula training, mentoring and certification. She was the first President of the National End-of-life Doula Alliance (NEDA) and is vice-chair of the End-of-life Doula Advisory Council (NHPCO).

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