Show Notes:  You may be thinking, what in the world is an End of Life Doula?  It is a non-medical person trained to care for someone physically, emotionally, and spiritually at the end of life.  You’ll be surprised at how uplifting this conversation is, as Janie explains how a doula can make a huge difference not only in the way people die, but also in the way people live.

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL HEAR ABOUT THINGS LIKE:

  • How hospice care is augmented by the work of a doula.
  • How doulas bring deep meaning to the dying experience.
  • How a doula’s focus on the positive aspects of the dying person’s life helps the grieving family.
  • What kind of training it takes to become an End of Life Doula.

SOME QUESTIONS IRENE ASKS JANIE:

  • How do doulas help the dying who wonder if their lives had any meaning?
  • How do doulas handle the differing religious and other views of death, as well as a dying person’s visions of loved ones on the Other Side?
  • What is a Vigil Plan and a Legacy Project?

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

janie@inelda.org