Welcome to Laurel Marr End of Life Doula Care!
Quality Doula Care
From a Compassionate Doula Practitioner
Nancy Keough | New York, New York
“I was pleased to learn Laurel was pursuing what I believe is her calling to be an end of life doula. As a registered nurse, I have accompanied Laurel to many visitations within our church parish's homebound community. She has demonstrated professional aptitude in empathy for their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. I feel that Laurel will bring a consistent supportive presence to her clients and their families.”
What Is a Doula?
What is a doula? Doula is a Greek word meaning “a woman who serves.” While of course not all doulas are women, service is at the heart of doula work. If you have ever heard of a doula, it is likely that its association is with childbirth. In more recent years, the concept of a doula for childbirth is becoming a vital role in the end-of-life process. A death or end-of-life doula is a non-medical practitioner trained to assist in the dying process. It is a holistic practice of support for the patient, caregivers, family, and loved ones. Doulas can add quality of life to the end of life; hiring a doula can transform the death experience for everyone involved. Doulas are quickly becoming end-of-life ambassadors and are the cutting-edge way to deal with death. We are at the beginning of a movement aimed at taking death back. What does this mean? As we embark into the future, our population is facing an eldercare crisis. We are entering a time with our aging population where end-of-life numbers are rising, patients want to die at home, and families are finding themselves in a new role of becoming caregivers to the dying. A doula helps teach the family to care for the dying. With the assistance of a trained doula, the end-of-life process can be proficiently less muddled, after-death planning can be made lighter, and the family can focus on being a family.
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End of Life Doula Care
The end of life process can be overwhelming. Contact Laurel to learn more about how choosing a doula practitioner can help you through a terminal illness or age related end of life process.