The Mission

Death is something that all of us will face at some point. We all know someone who has already faced it themselves. Last year I had the privilege of taking a free End of Life Doula Family Caregiver training and it gave me a new perspective on my own mortality and dealing with the loss of loved ones. Shortly after taking this training, I was exposed to death. Someone close to me lost their battle with cancer. This training helped me tremendously from an emotional and mental standpoint through that experience. It was evident to me at that time that their passing was not handled in an ideal manner by any means. I wish that I had known more at the time of their transition to be of assistance to them and the ones caring for them. The End of Life Doula movement and what it stands for and hopes to accomplish is a beautiful thing. However, it can only help everyone if it is available to everyone. Over the last month I have immersed myself in professional end of life care and planning courses. In addition to offering the services I have trained for, I wanted to make this blog as a platform to empower and motivate people to get more involved in this movement and bring it mainstream to the benefit of society. This is an emerging field and we need more compassionate and thoughtful individuals to become educated and trained in these professions so that our services may meet the demand of the people who require them. We are entering a time in history when the baby boomer population is entering the elder phase of life and this work will become extremely needed. I am working closely with the International Doulagivers Institute to spread this work and further this movement any way that I can. I hope that this blog offers insight into this new field of care and valuable information to anyone who needs it. I have chosen this as my mission because I believe strongly in the purpose of this work and because I want these options to be available to myself at my own end of life.

Holding Hands with Elderly Patient
Holding Hands with Elderly Patient — Image by © Wernher Krutein/Corbis

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deadiquette

A person that is passionate about reshaping the way we view and handle end of life as a society.

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