What is an end-of-life Doula? EOL Doulas ( also called "Death Doulas”) are people with experience and training in death who serve people and their loved ones by providing resources, education, and emotional and practical support. Doulas offer a range of non-medical services that complement paliative care at home, or at nursing facilities, and hospitals. Services include helping to formulate advanced directives or burial arrangements, conducting a life review with a dying person, creating a legacy project to honor and memorialize someone's life, accompanying the dying through the final days of life, or working with family and friends after loved ones have died.
What is a Death Educator?
A Death educator, also known as a thanatologist, teaches interdisciplinary curriculum focusing on the physical, psycho-social, behavioral, and cognitive aspects of death, dying, and bereavement. The five key areas are: understanding the dying process, decision making for end of life, loss, grief, and bereavement, assessment and intervention, and traumatic death.
What are Death Jewels?
Death Jewels, like time-defying stars, are my beloved dead, who guide and inspire me to live and love more deeply.