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.

Lifespan Doulas Scope of Practice


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.