Welcome to the First Death Doula Global Summit.

On November 16th-22nd, 2020 we hosted the first ever Global Death Doula Summit. With over 24 speakers from 9 countries, we interviewed and heard from some of the most passionate visionaries that have been instrumental in propelling this movement into the worldwide phenomenon we are seeing today.

We were also joined by some very special guest speakers!

The Global Death Doula Summit will be an inspirational, historic experience proving how we are all connected on the deepest level.

What it is: The Death Doula movement has been going on for the last decade or so and has gained enormous global traction in the last few years due to the organic need for greater support for those at the end of life as well as their families.

The Death Doula Movement is also gaining great awareness for the beautiful, holistic support and guidance being given by Doulas which is helping to bring back death as something not to be feared, but rather one of our greatest teachers about life. Doulas are empowering families with the opportunity and support needed to care for those they love at this sacred last phase of life.

The Host

Meet Suzanne B. O'Brien RN

Welcome to the Death Doula Global Summit! Suzanne B. O'Brien RN is a former Hospice and Oncology nurse and the founder of Doulagivers International. Suzanne has been working in End of Life Care for most of her nursing career and started creating holistic EOL training programs for community in 2008. Since 2012 she has traveled the world volunteering to support and donate her Doulagivers End of Life Doula Training Program to help support communities globally with having their own end of life doula support systems to serve their communities at the end of life. Suzanne is fiercely passionate about making sure that everyone everywhere in the world has access to the support and education they need to have the most positive end of life possible.

The Global Death Doula Summit shared the incredible work and vision of those at the inception of the Death Doula movement.

The Global Death Doula Summit hopes to achieve Five main objectives:

  1. 1
    Help reduce the fear of death.
  2. 2
    Use death as our greatest teacher about life.
  3. 3
    Raise awareness of the worldwide Death Doula Movement so that patients and families can utilize doula-support.
  4. 4
    Share the holistic scope of practice of the Death Doula Profession and share the benefits of this service at one of the most critical times in peoples’ lives.
  5. 5
    Document the Death Doula Movement in history.


I found out about Death Doulas two Years ago. I wish I had found out sooner. I am so glad I can change the world, one family, at a time. Thank you for another wonderful and informative training!



As a physician, I have been taught to take a clinical and sometimes compartmentalizing approach to patient care at the end of life. When this journey starts for a patient, it can be a very difficult thing. End of life has been such a taboo subject to address with one’s own family. I am so glad education like this has come about. It is so needed. 


For many years, I was in denial that death even occurred. Then it happened in my life, and everything was turned upsidedown. My family friend recommended a wonderful Death Doula. She opened my eyes to this field that the wonderful work that so many people had been doing. I was eager to share this same gift with others. This training gave me so much more knowledge to integrate into my practice. 

Karabo “Barb"


Alarming Statistics

We are facing a global elder care crisis. As we head into an unprecedented demographic shift where seniors age 65 and over will outnumber that of young people 18 and younger for the first time in history, palliative care services will need to be expanded and innovative solutions will need to be implemented. One of those innovative holistic solutions, on no small scale globally, will be non-medical healthcare professionals such as the Death Doulas.

What is a Death Doula?

End-of-Life Doulas are non-medical professionals trained to care holistically (physically, emotionally and spiritually) for another person. Previously, doulas have been known as people helping women bring their babies into this world, now we have Death Doulas to help guide people out of this world . As the present healthcare system is struggling to supply the time needed at the bedside of the elderly and dying, Death Doulas are filling that need.

What You Can Do? - Join us and Share!!!

On November 16th-22nd, we will be hosting the first ever Global Death Doula Summit. With 24 speakers from 9 countries, we will be interviewing and hearing from some of the most passionate visionaries that were instrumental in propelling this movement into the worldwide phenomenon we are seeing today.

We will also be joined by some very special guest speakers!

The Global Death Doula Summit will be an inspirational, historic experience proving how we are all connected on the deepest level.

Raising the awareness that we are all connected in life and in death has become more important than ever. No matter what a person's religion, culture, or socioeconomic status, with the right education, kindness, and support, death can be the sacred, natural experience it was meant to be.


Frequently Asked Questions

What do I get with my FREE PARTICIPATION?

Your registration to FREE PARTICIPATION will grant you with 24-hour FREE access to the different interviews published each day of the summit starting at 12pm ET. You will also get an invitation at the end to take part in two very empowering training programs!

What are the benefits of purchasing FULL PARTICIPATION?

You can purchase FULL PARTICIPATION for just 67$.This will grant you unlimited access to the 2020 summit´s recordings in both audio and video formats as well as the live Q&A follow up webinar with Suzanne B. O'Brien RN. You will also receive a digital copy of the bestselling book "Creating Positive Passings and the Level 1 End of Life Doula Training" by Suzanne B. O'Brien RN. A portion of all full participation pass purchases will be going to support the development of the "Doula House Project"

Doulagivers International is building the first “Doula House” to care for those who are aging and at the end of life in a holistic family centered setting. Using the holistic model of care from the Doulagivers training, the “Doula House” will be built on the universal foundations of nurturing, respecting and honoring body mind soul and spirit during the aging process and at the end of life.

I hope you can join us for Death Doula Global Summit  2021!