My path to becoming an End-of-Life doula began with the deaths of three close family members. Attending them in the final weeks and hours of their lives, I realized how helpful it is when we can complete our lives in an atmosphere of deep peace and fulfillment. As an End-of-Life Doula, my goal is to be an accountable friend to my patients and their loved ones, walking along side you on the journey at the end of life. I offer a calm, compassionate presence to help you find deep peace and meaning as life comes to completion in its final days.
My role is to guide and help you define a “good death” as you desire and define it, and to create that experience with you as fully possible. I use a number of tools and resources in this work:
- Information and guidance on Advance Directives (Living Will, Power of Attorney, etc.)
- Life Review, which offers the chance to explore issues of fear, regrets, spirituality, and desired closure if you are comfortable discussing them.
- Vigil Planning, which allows you to determine the environment and atmosphere you want during the final days and hours of life.
- Through guidance and resources, I provide emotional support and help your loved ones to feel informed and and competent in attending the dying process.
- I offer a calm, non-judgmental presence to companion you through the fear and overwhelm that can occur during life’s final days and moments.
- I hold space in an atmosphere of sacredness/respect for the dying process.