Most of us know about birth doulas, but many of us haven't even heard of an end of life doula. Sometimes we're called death doulas, death midwives, end of life companions or soul midwives. The profession is still very new, but the reason for this is very old. We fear death so we don't talk about it. The problem is we need to talk about it, and I've been doing this for long enough to know that people want to talk about it. They just don't know how.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Death Doulas: Practical and Emotional Support for Dying People and Their Families
An excellent article by Anna Lyons about the role of a death doula: