Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Death Doula?
Death doulas are often hired by family members or the patient once a terminal diagnosis has been given. The Doula would then stay with the individual supporting them as needed into their death and after. When the person is in the final stages of their life, a doula would come and sit vigil, be present, and provide comfort as they are dying.
What exactly does a death doula do?
A death doula's work varies from logistical preparation for the time before, during and after of death. Doula will also conduct rituals or comforting practices to better support the person as well as assisting the dying person to better reflect on their life and meaning and explaining the biological functions of dying to caregivers.
What's the difference between a Doula and a Palliate staff?
Doulas do not provide medical care. Doulas, alongside the hospice programs can deliver personal support, social, logistical, and spiritual guidance that matches the care the person desires.
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.