Jun 1, 2023
Newsletter June 2023-1
The idea of a death doula is being reintroduced to the world. When someone dies, it can be an emotionally charged experience—and not just for their family members. A death doula is someone who does not have any direct ties to the family but who has knowledge about deaths and grief in general, as well as experience working with families during times like these.
What we do...
In addition to providing emotional support, death doulas also provide practical assistance—everything from making arrangements for transport of bodies from the hospital or funeral home, arranging memorials and wakes, helping families find resources when they need them most (like counseling or grief support), and helping families navigate financial issues related to funerals and burials.
Why we do it...
Death doulas, also known as end-of-life doulas, provide essential support and guidance to individuals facing the end of their lives and their families. We are compassionate professionals who aim to create a comforting space, easing fears and promoting open conversations around death and dying. Our holistic approach not only focuses on the physical care of the dying individual, but also on the emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being of not only the patient but their families. By demystifying the dying process and advocating for a more personalized and empowering experience, we play a crucial role in helping people transition peacefully and with dignity, ultimately shifting our collective perception of death from one of fear to acceptance and growth.
41% of people between the ages of 18 and 34, and 34% of people between 35 and 54, have never discussed estate planning with anyone. (Caring.com)