Death Doulas: Helping to Manage the End of Life Experience

Aug 15, 2022 | Articles & Information

A way to help with the process and experience of death, loss and grieving can be through the support of a Death Doula.  A doula is most commonly associated with assisting with the birth process, but death doulas specialize in providing support before, during and after the passing of a loved one. 

The origin of the word “doula” comes from ancient Greek, meaning “a woman who serves.” While death doulas are not necessarily licensed health care providers, some are and can help with palliative care.

Death doulas can provide invaluable care and support for all family members, and be of tremendous help after the loved one’s passing by being a listening ear or helping manage and navigate the many after-death obligations that remain.  You may find this article, by Brandon Reynolds, very helpful. Click the link to read: Death doulas help with ‘squishy emotional things’ paperwork, parties.

We at Access Cremation thank you for trusting us with your loved one.  If you have questions about this or any of our article, feel free to Contact us anytime to discuss it with you. We’re happy to help!

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