What Does an End of Life Doula Do?

People a yearning for a better death. To express what is a better death can be difficult. As well as immensely different for each individual.

To even have that discussion with our loved ones, is often shunned and we are asked to be quiet. Death fear is real. We will die, whether we like it or not.

This is where an end-of-life doula can help turn the hard conversations into a much softer and more comfortable experience for everyone involved.

An end-of-life doula is a trained nonmedical professional who provides emotional, spiritual, physical, and educational support for someone nearing death. End-of-life doulas, are there to support a person and their loved ones with terminal diagnosis. They can be considered a mentor for the final chapter of life and are typically brought in by the dying individual’s family.

An end-of-life doula foster relationships with individuals beyond their diagnosis and strive to minimise their loneliness and isolation through death. This role that is often too difficult to be played by close family members and friends.

What does an end-of-life doula do?

The end-of-life doula services are vast between each doulas offerings. Here are some standard offerings:


Jenny Wren

About the author

Jenny Wren (Sita Simran) is a Teacher & Founder of Jenny Wren Wellness and an End-of-Life Doula | Funeral Celebrant based in Brisbane, QLD Australia. She is a certified Member of The International Institute of Complementary Therapies and a qualified EOL Doula, Funeral Celebrant and Kundalini Yoga & Meditation teacher.

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