Death Doulas provide support and comfort for families and patients preparing for or experiencing end-of-life. Services may include: education, guidance, practical and logistical assistance, bedside vigiling, and emotional and spiritual support.
Death Doulas may also be known as Death Midwives, or by other names.
There are several programs throughout the country providing training in end-of-life care for Death Doulas and Home Funeral Guides. Navigating the programs and finding one that's right for you can be a little tricky. Our friend at The Ritual Bough has put together some information.