No One Dies Alone (NODA)

Membership Eligibility: All Members of the Jefferson Community

Membership Dues or Fees: None

Description: No One Dies Alone (NODA) is an interprofessional volunteering organization. Our mission is to provide compassionate companionship for patients at Jefferson hospitals who would otherwise be alone during their final moments of life. Moreover, our service provides benefits to the nurses, friends, and family members who find comfort in knowing that their patient or loved one is not alone during this time. Having determined a need for our services, nurses or other staff of the hospital will alert the NODA leaders. Volunteers, if available, can sign up in shifts of self-assigned length to be the bedside of the patient. During our time at the bedside, we offer our supportive presence by reading books or poetry, playing music, and/or simply sitting with the patient. Volunteers receive training, and are welcome to our regular seminars covering end-of-life care and related topics. We hold group meetings to discuss experiences and support each other. We welcome anyone in the Jefferson community to join our organization. There are no dues or fees required.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Organization Email: noda@jefferson.edu

President: Hannah DeCleene, Jefferson College of Pharmacy

Treasurer: Alisha Maity, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Vice President: Michael Kaufman, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Secretary: Robert Wiley, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Public Relations Officer: Caroline Christianson, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Student Organization Advisor: John Liantonio, MD  Attending Physician, Palliative Care Service, Department of Family & Community Medicine
834 Walnut St. Suite 110 / 215-955-6664