What is an End-of-Life Doula?

We offer End-of-Life Doula services to residents of Madison and Oneida counties, at no cost. Our trained, non-clinical doulas will provide consistent support to a dying person and their loved ones to include: speaking openly about dying, explaining the signs and symptoms of the dying process, helping to process emotions for all involved, assisting with physical and practical care to ease the burden on caregivers, exploring their life and legacy, and talking about creating an advanced care directive.

The International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA) states that the role of end-of-life doulas is “to provide companionship, comfort, and guidance to those facing a terminal illness or death. Our non-medical holistic support encompasses emotional, spiritual, and practical care…offer resources to help the dying person, along with their family and loved ones, make informed decisions in a supportive environment.”

For more information or to make a referral, call (315) 31304399 or email: programs@mcruralhealthcouncil.org or scan the QR code below or our referral form.

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