End-of-life Care
NODA Community Collection
The No One Dies Alone (NODA) Program at University of Utah Health (UUH) is a branch of the national No One Dies Alone (NODA) organization designed by Sandra Clark with the Peace Health Organization. The goal of the NODA program is to provide compassionate companionship for patients alone at the end of their lives. On average two to three patients die without accompaniment monthly at University of Utah Hospital. Doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff attempt to fill this void but have neither the time nor the resources to provide this service. This is where the NODA program is relevant. NODA provides the reassuring presence of a volunteer companion to patients transitioning from life to death who would otherwise pass without the caring and comfort of another human being. University of Utah Health is proud to provide a program that offers companionship to our patients, providing one of the most valuable human gifts: a dignified death. https://healthcare.utah.edu/volunteer/no-one-dies-alone/