What is an End-of-Life Doula?
An End-of-Life Doula is a non-medical professional who is trained to care for a person and their family holistically at the end of life. They are experts in helping to support the process of dying, offering a sense of comfort, dignity, meaning, and helping to provide a sacred space for closure and peace for the patient and their loved ones.
It would be an honor to compassionately care for your loved ones at the end of their lives.
These offerings can be provided as a package at a reduced rate or may be paid at a single visit rate, depending on the needs of the client and their families.
Please contact Christine for your free 45 minute consultation.
Christine’s Journey as an End-Of-Life Doula
Christine started her nursing career in oncology almost 30 years ago and has always felt a deep calling in helping her patients and families. She has held space and held hands with many beautiful people at the end of their lives, including her own parents. Later in her nursing career, Christine realized comforting patients and guiding families in end-of-life care has been her greatest life calling. This led Christine to receive her certification as an End-of-Life Doula from the International Doulagivers institute. She also recently received her Proficiency Badge from The National End-of-Life Doula Alliance (NEDA), certifying her proficiency in the NEDA core competencies.
End of Life Care Services
Comfort and Support
Christine will provide comfort and support to you and your loved one during the final stages of your loved one’s life, by creating a calm and caring environment for a positive end of life experience. Some examples of services offered are: candles, music, Reiki, tools for relaxation, listening and generally helping to create a comfortable and relaxing environment for the patient and loved ones. Christine can also stay bedside with your loved one to allow much needed time for self-care for the caregiver.
She can be present during the vigil, the final hours when the person is actively dying. Assisting the family with gentle support and care of the body after death. Honoring the process and supporting the patient and loved ones during this difficult time.
Help with End-of-Life Plan
Christine can help advocate the desires and needs of your dying loved one with an end-of-life plan, which allows for a more positive and meaningful end of life experience. She will soon be offering advanced health care directive education & guidance package that includes helping direct the final wishes with a living will and health care proxy documents.
Guidance on Stages of Death
Death is something that we tend to be afraid of talking about, even when confronting the reality of death. Christine is able to help you and your loved one navigate the difficult conversations surrounding death. She is able to help educate you on the stages of death and what to expect during each stage.
A legacy project can be a deeply meaningful experience. This type of project can bring peace and comfort to you and your family, assisting with the grieving process. Christine can help with creating remembrances, written letters to loved ones, video or audio recordings, writing obituaries or living eulogies are all special sentiments. The legacy projects can be done with or for a loved one who has passed.