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End-of-life doulas and the art of dying well

Jun 13, 2019
Credit: Leah Fasten

You’ve probably heard of a birth doula – someone whose job it is to coach mothers through childbirth. Our next story is about a different kind of doula – an end of life doula. Their role is to provide emotional support to dying people and their families.

JoAnn Mar

The end of life is not easy for most people nearing death. Over half of all Americans experience unwanted pain and suffering during their final days. The numbers are even greater for people of color.