Denyse Burns

End- of- life Doula-Consultant: Working with Dying People and Their Families

The word “doula” is Greek for servant or helper. Just as a birth doula supports women during the labour and birthing process, a death doula supports a person during the dying process.

Death is a process that can occur over months or even years. My role as an end-of-life doula counsellor is to support and help you and your loved ones through the process. This includes educating, empowering and encouraging you and your family to discuss and make the important decisions that need to be made. Having a plan ensures that the care received at the end of life is aligned with your wishes.