Beyond “Do No Harm” To Caregiving as a Spiritual Practice & Evolution of Human Consciousness

The Hippocratic Oath is meant to be a protection for both patient and clinician. Here is a modern version of The Hippocratic Oath, which goes like this:

  • I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant: 
  • I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow. 
  • I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures which are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism. 
  • I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug. 

Sacred Passage End Of Life Doula Certificate evolves the oath to "Do No Harm" to new levels of meaning-- toward Whole Person healing care which meets the needs of diverse physical, people and their spiritual needs, our time in this nation when research points emphasis on whole person care and healing, and place in which desires for care and healing are located in our own home vs hospital care. 

The program renews the purpose and art of caregiving as a Spiritual Practice is supports the evolution of human consciousness. It brings together diverse staff and care providers to experience their heart’s purpose and call to serve humanity focused at the time of before, during, and nearing end of life. It gives them active living memory of their true purpose and soul's calling on a path of service. Students leave refreshed and with renewed confidence in their innate healing gifts and talents.  They increase their power as healing agents--agents of change leading to something as big as the evolution of human consciousness. 

Our program includes an experience and education base in the ethics, values of human caring that are translated into caring healing practices for individuals, teams, residents, patients, and healing environments. By going through this program, nurses, clinical professionals, and non-medical caregivers may for the first time encounter deeper aspects of themselves that expand their self-awareness and help them identify their own hopes, beliefs and desires regarding end of life.

It may function to remind them of their interconnectedness to all life, their true nature and therefore the implications of their presence and practice with those they serve. They may feel their personal losses, grief, and the need to forgive and be forgiven for the first time and see the possibility for their own transformation and healing.

The program re-focuses nurse and healing arts practices on the powerful and subtle energetic portals of healing available to all attending nearing death. This focus on availability of life energy and intimate human to human connection via the immediate environment and their inherent healing ability enables nurses and all care providers to become stronger in their personal presence as agents of healing and stewards in the art of surrender and letting go. It allows all involved to reconnect with Death as a transformative sacred passage and powerful portal in the circle of life.  It may change primary care practice at end of life.  

This course does not just offer content. It offers a shift from the medical technical curative futile-care world of health care that connects us to our tribal roots.

It offers support to: Deepen sense of connection to self and others; Establishes ability to connect on the spot with all people no matter who they are no matter what their beliefs or health condition or home or health care setting is; and Activates living memory of their true purpose and soul's calling on a path to serve during end of life.