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People caring for people is not new, especially when they are dying. End of Life Doulas are inspired by Birth Doulas, a practice which has persisted through time. End of Life Doulas work in hospitals, in hospice and Palliative care and in homes. Choosing how you die is choosing how you live.
End of Life Doulas provide non-medical support to people choosing to live their death.
End of Life Doulas tend to the emotional, basic physical, psychological and spiritual weather of a dying person and their loved ones.
End of Life Doulas engage with gratitude and suﬀering in committed community with a dying person and their loved ones.
End of Life Doulas shepherd a dying person and their loved ones to open to the experience of dying as hopeful, natural and positive.
End of Life Doulas are trained to inspire meaning, celebrating, reﬂecting and witnessing what is important in the life of a dying person.
End of Life Doulas prompt a dying person to process and review their life.
End of Life Doulas acknowledge the legacy of a dying person’s life and history.
End of Life Doulas hold respectful space for a dying person and their loved ones, facilitating rituals and the vigil.
End of life Doulas hope for good mourning in the evening of one’s life.
Réné Pallace, CPCC, volunteers her time as a trained End of Life Doula and is a Candidate for Certiﬁcation from the International End of Life Doula Association