Death doulas (also known as death midwifes) are caregivers who offer non-medical, holistic support and comfort to the dying or seriously ill people and their loved ones. Services are varied to meet individual needs and requirements, and often include emotional, spiritual and practical care.
A Model of Care broadly defines the way services are delivered. It outlines best practices for a person, population group or patient cohort as they progress through the stages of a condition or event. It aims to ensure people get the right care, at the right time, by the right team and in the right place.Core [...]
Death. It's not a question of when. It's a question of how. My husband and I were talking about my desire to serve the dying last night and he said to me, "no one wants to talk about death right now with the devastation going on in this country". It made me pause. Here in [...]
Strange, that is. Death can be a more beautiful experience when we face its eventuality & talk about it.
“To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.” ― Mary Oliver “I am holding space for you”, or “holding you in my heart and prayers”, or “holding you in healing”, or “holding you up in love”---I have used all of these expressions more times than I can recall. Quite often multiple on [...]
...of pre-planning! What a loving gesture. https://www.facebook.com/humankindstories/videos/217965728855407/
Let’s Stop Pussyfooting Around Death I know. Not very spiritual. Obviously I am wanting your attention! My uncle transitioned in the winter of 2017. He was living in NYC in a nursing home. His caretakers were the staff there. His middle brother a point of contact and visitor. I do not know what his last [...]