Henry Fersko-Weiss

Henry Fersko-Weiss is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who worked in various hospices for nearly 20 years. He created the first end of life doula program in a U.S. hospice in 2003. He has created and managed doula programs in more than 10 hospices, palliative care programs, assisted living programs, and communities. In 2015, Mr. Fersko-Weiss co-founded the International End of Life Doula Association (inelda.org), a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the use of doulas in hospices and other end-of-life care settings, as well as training doulas in this new end of life care role. He teaches around the country and internationally. His book, Caring for the Dying, The Doula Approach to a Meaningful Death, was published by Conari Press in March 2017. He is Vice Chair of the newly formed NHPCO End of Life Doula Council, and has spoken at numerous conferences. Mr. Fersko-Weiss has also been interviewed by major print, online, and radio media.