‘Death doulas’ help dying people through final transition

    Doulas have long been known as women who help other women through the process of labor. They are present as a new life comes into the world, to provide comfort, and make sure that the birth goes according to the wishes of the new mother.

    A group of people helping dying people and their families is also using the term doula, they are present at the end of life to provide comfort, counseling and care.

     

     

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