Ask A Death Doula #


What Makes a Great Death Doula

 Released: 02/20/2024

 Guest: None

Share this episode on...


Listen to this episode...

Episode Show Notes

Embracing Life’s Final Transition: The Role and Impact of Death Doulas

My journey as a hospice nurse revealed gaps and limitations in end-of-life care, inspiring me to advocate for a more compassionate approach.

Stepping away from the sterile hospital corridors, we enter the realm of Death Doulas—unsung heroes who offer support, comfort, and dignity to those on their final journey. Today’s conversation unwraps the intricate layers of becoming a Death Doula, highlighting the significance of proper training, early planning for end-of-life wishes, and the transformative effect of personalized care.

The parallels between birth and death doulas are undeniable; both shepherd us through life’s most profound transitions with grace and empathy. In this episode, we dissect the shortcomings of the hospice system, the fear surrounding death, and the necessity for a reliable presence during our last moments. The global death doula movement, born from a desire to educate and support, exemplifies the power of community-driven care, especially in the face of global crises like the COVID-19 pandemic, where traditional healthcare systems faltered under the weight of unprecedented strain.

As we wrap up our heartfelt exchange, I share insights into the comprehensive training that enables Death Doulas to enrich end-of-life experiences. From practical guides to evidence-based care plans, the tools at our disposal are designed to empower those without previous experience to step confidently into this role. We explore the rewarding opportunity for a sustainable livelihood in this field, the importance of self-care, and the overarching goal to reframe death as a natural, human experience—handled with kindness, education, and unyielding support.

We dive into:

(00:56 – 02:16) Importance of Researching Death Doula Training
(09:36 – 11:26) The Global Death Doula Movement
(16:39 – 19:14) Knowledge and Support in End-of-Life Care
(21:12 – 22:39) Self-Care in the Medical Field
(25:54 – 26:37) Doulagiver Practitioner Course Details
(33:22 – 34:33) Challenges and Solutions in Hospice Care

We want to hear from you!!!

If you found this podcast helpful,

Please Rate, Review, & Follow so we can reach more people.


Links mentioned in this episode:


80-90% of a positive end of life depends on these two things:

Knowing the basic skills on how to care for someone at the end of life and planning ahead – and BOTH Doulagivers Institute is giving you for FREE!

Access them Below!


More about what we do at Doulagivers Institute – Click here

Share this episode on...


Questions or comments about this episode? Email us at support@doulagivers.com