About End-of-Life Doula Services

  • Modeled after the way birth doulas serve women and their partners before and during labor
  • Uphold the belief that death and birth are natural and sacred parts of life and that everyone needs appropriate support during the process
  • “Hold the space” for death as a spiritual and emotional experience, and more than just a technological/medical one
  • Bring greater comfort and deeper meaning to the dying and their loved ones by augmenting Hospice/End of Life care with additional time and services
  • Utilizing deep listening, we help the patient design a care plan and a vigil plan based on their values, needs and wishes, as well as explore the meaning of their life and create a Legacy Project
  • Develop a personalized guided visualization for symptom management and increased comfort; also, using somatic-energy work and light touch (e.g. Reiki) as requested
  • The support of an EOL Doula often appeals to those who have experienced a loved one’s death and wished it could have been different. Having a trusting, ongoing relationship with a neutral, caring and knowledgeable person can help ease the distress and anxiety that often follow a terminal diagnosis