Yep! Your Gonna Die (Eeks!!!) Who do I call? An End-of Life Doula? A what????
An End-of-Life Doula, sometimes called a Death Doula, is someone who engages with a client who has received a life-limiting or life-ending diagnosis.When someone receives this kind of diagnosis, they often become scared, afraid, and unsure of what to do? This is a good time to get involved with and End-of-Life Doula. An End-of-Life Doula walks with the client from diagnosis through natural death and follows up with friends and family after the death to support the them in their grief and bereavement processes. Doulas provide holistic, non-medical support in a non-judgmental manner that is patient and family centered where clients are empowered to advocate for themselves based on their identified values and preference. Some of the support that doulas provide is presence, emotional support, proactive guidance, resources and referrals, comfort measures and logistical support. Doula’s come from all backgrounds such as nursing, social work, dietitian, nursing assistants, and people who are just generally interested in supporting people through and end of life experience. Interested in learning more? Email me at BLBNurseconsult@gmail.com.