DyingMatters.ca is dedicated to increasing the awareness and knowledge about death and grief literacy, the knowledge and skills required to plan for and support ourselves and others at the end of life, and through bereavement.
DyingMatters.ca is dedicated to empowering everyone in their own end of life process so they may better advocate for themselves and those they care.
DyingMatters.ca was created by Olga Nikolajev RN, MA, FT. Olga is an End of Life Nurse Educator and a Fellow in the field of Thanatology, the study of dying, death and bereavement. Olga is Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement with the Association of Death Educators and Counsellors ADEC.
As an End of Life Nurse Educator I am able to offer support and guidance. With over 25 years of experience in the field of end of life care, health & death education, I can guide you through the different aspects of dying and death so that you may empower yourself and those who care for you. I addition, I can offer a compassionate presence as you heal through grief.
What is Death Literacy?
Death Literacy is defined as having the experience, skills and knowledge that enable all of us to plan for and gain access to end of life care support and services. Death Literacy increases our understanding in how to best plan for end of life. Webinar facilitated by End of Life Nurse Educator Olga Nikolajev
DyingMatters.ca is currently guiding the work of the Death Doula Ontario Network. The Death Doula Ontario Network's mission is to gather death doulas across Ontario and serve as the educational and business collaborative community of practice.
Have a look at our Death Chats, short videos, informal conversations with death educators, hospice palliative care providers, death doulas, and those in the field of death, dying, loss and grief.
Below is a short video with Dr. Kathy Kortes-Miller, author of Talking About Death Won't Kill You. Kathyis an unconventional death educator with a passion for palliative care and improving the end of life care for all.
Do you need help understanding end of life care? We can provide valuable information.