Would you have your funeral home picked out? Or maybe you want to be cremated? What about the outfit or music? Who would be the person you would want to speak for you when you can't speak for yourself? What or who would like to be surrounded by on your death bed? What would you like to leave behind?
In a world where we don't talk about death (a softer term is end-of-life) openly. It has been a taboo or "hush-hush" topic. Like talking about it will cause you to die. It has become an experience that takes place other than home, like the hospital.
I want to assist you emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually with the navigation of situations related to end-of-life.
Wanting to make the departure as significant as the arrival...
Also, you don't have to be at end-of-life to use my services, preparation is just as important.
Definition (From National End-of-Life Doula Alliance )
End-of-life doula — trained individual who provides non-medical, holistic support and comfort to the dying person and their family, which may include education and guidance as well as emotional, spiritual or practical care.
There are several terms used: death doula, thanadoula, end-of-life/death guide, death midwife. The word doula originates from a Greek word and in essence means to be of service. You may be familiar with birth and postpartum doula roles. The way they are supportive to the client and loved ones pre, during, and post the birthing process, my role is similar but focused on end-of-life.
" The role of the end-of-life doula does not duplicate the work of other professionals such as hospice nurses or home health aides. Rather, the doula works alongside these professionals, employing a holistic, non-medical skill set. At a time when families are stretched thin and feeling overwhelmed, doulas fill gaps in care, completing a circle of support for the person who is dying and their loved ones. The doula’s goal is to provide thoughtful, compassionate and proactive support to ensure the best quality of life possible, right through the end. " Patty Brennan, Lifespan Doula Association
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