Interview with a Death Doula
A little while ago, I was in conversation with Pamela Fayerman, a noted Vancouver health reporter who runs her own health reporting website called Medicine Matters. Pamela and I first connected after the death of my Mom in 2014 but we’ve kept in touch since then as colleagues. Upon her learning that I have become an end of life doula, she offered me a fabulous opportunity to chat and write a guest post for her site. Below is an excerpt of what I wrote – to read the entire post, please see the article on Pamela’s website.
DOULAS FOR BETTER DEATHS IN HOMES, HOSPITALS AND LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES
My Mom did not have a good death…Mom’s death was so hard on me that, after a long period of deliberation, I left the nursing profession. I took a break from providing care as a professional for a few years, but eventually found a new calling: Helping people to experience a better death than that which my Mom endured.