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What is a death doula?

A death doula, or End-of-Life Doula is a person who provides care, support, and advocacy for an individual, family, or group that is facing the end of life. End-of-Life doulas do not and are not qualified to prescribe and treatment, perform medical or clinical tasks, distribute medication, or diagnose a client.

Who does a death doula serve?

A death doula could serve dying individuals of all ages including children, or the loved ones, groups and businesses affected by the death or dying. The Village Death Doula offers a s to support the relief of stress, anxiety, and grief as well as general relaxation and mindfulness.

When should I contact a death doula?

Death doulas can be contacted at any time during the end of life process including planning and bereavement.

Are death doulas regulated?

Although death doulas are not regulated at this time, The End of Life Doula Association of Canada is committed to establishing a community of practice for End of Life Doulas. This is done through background checks, education checks, as well as criminal record checks every five years.

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