Henry Fersko-Weiss, LCSW
Henry Fersko-Weiss, LCSW, has served as the Manager of Social Services at a number of hospices over his career of 20-plus years. In 2003 he created the first end-of-life doula program in the United States at a hospice in New York City. Since then, he has served as a doula to hundreds of dying patients and their families. Fersko-Weiss co-founded the International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA) in 2015 to promote the use of end-of-life doulas worldwide. He, along with his team, have created doula programs in hospices and hospitals across the country and internationally. Through public teachings, Fersko-Weiss has taught thousands of individuals how to serve the dying and their families using the doula model he created. In March 2017, Conari Press published his book: Caring for the Dying: The Doula Approach to a Meaningful Death, which was selected by Library Journal as one of the five best health and medicine books of 2017.