What's this all about?
A birth doula is someone who provides 'advice, information, emotional support, and physical comfort to a mother before, during, and just after childbirth'. An end-of-life doula does the same thing but for the dying.
Assisting the dying and their families to gain some sense of control and purpose during life's last chapter is incredibly humbling. Spending time at the bedside and guiding discussions on life meaning, legacy projects, planning for vigils and last moments are what end of life doulas are trained and called to do.
If you or a loved one is facing palliative/hospice care, illness, or aging and it has you or them thinking about mortality and precious time on earth, please give me call.
As a young person, Jane companioned her grandmother and a good friend through their last years and developed a deep concern for end-of-life care. She has spent many years volunteering with the ill and elderly during a career in Information Technology. Now, in the role of end-of-life doula, Jane can pursue her lifelong passion for palliative and hospice care and work with the elderly. She brings all her life experience to her business, Transition with Tranquility, and believes that this new path in her life has been divinely driven. Jane feels it is long past time to treat dying as a natural process and let the dying decide how their last chapter will read. Jane feels humbled to be supporting the dying as a compassionate and objective end-of-life doula.
Jane trained with INELDA and has an End-of-Life Doula Certificate from the University of Vermont, is a hospice and No One Dies Alone (NODA) volunteer, and has a Master's Degree in Palliative Care from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.