How can the dying and their families bring deep meaning and comfort to care at the end of life? Henry Fersko-Weiss describes a new way to support and guide people through the dying process; the end-of-life doula model adapted from the work of birth doulas. It honors the life of the person who is dying, offers them control over how they approach their death, and thoroughly supports loved ones. That model encompasses summing up and planning work with a patient and family; continuous, around-the-clock vigil work; and reprocessing the loss with loved ones soon after the patient’s death. The dying person, their family, and caregivers can transform the experience from one of fear and despair into one that is uplifting and even life-affirming. Learn how to give the last gift you can to yourself or someone you love.
Henry Fersko Weiss Caring for Dying