End of Life Navigator
Approaching end-of-life (EoL) is when a person is likely to die within the next 12 months. Facing an unexpected or expected diagnosis of a life-limiting illness or condition can be a very confronting, emotional and challenging time, for both the person affected and their loved ones. Navigating through this period of one’s life is challenging, especially when a person is at their most vulnerable and who are experiencing physical, emotional, psychological and existential suffering. Suffering is very much a unique and personal experience.
An EoL Navigator is a non-clinical role that provides support, options and education, assisting individuals and those around them have their EoL unfold in alignment with their values, beliefs and preferences, to preserve their quality of life, wellbeing and self-worth up to and beyond EoL as we know it.
How Can we help?
I provide non-clinical end-of-life (EoL) support, drawing upon my experience as a Registered Nurse, having worked many years within palliative and critical care. I also draw upon my experience as an academic in palliative care, having a Masters in Palliative Care and a Graduate Diploma in Counselling. I provide help, supporting you during this emotional and challenging time providing support through EoL Counselling, Loss and Grief Therapy, as well as practical support, helping you and your loved ones through this challenging time. I work with you collaboratively to help navigate you through the practical tasks ahead. I can be involved in your EoL journey, as much or as little as you prefer.
- End-of-life counselling, helping you to process death and dying
- End-of-Life Checklist, helping you to consider and plan for the many tasks ahead
- Information and advice, such as how to be referred to and receive palliative and EoL care and accessing support services
- Information and advice on caring for someone affected by a life-limiting illness/condition and caring for the carer
- Advocacy, supporting you, when you don’t have someone to advocate on your behalf
- Advance Care Planning, advice and support
- Loss and Grief Therapy, and
- Face-to-face and online sessions, including visiting you.