Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the scope of practice for a Death Doula?
A: Specifically the scope of practice of a Death Doula is to provide emotional, practical and "spiritual" support in the preparation and subsequent experience of the dying of each individual they serve. The word 'doula', when correlated to the work of a birthing doula, really does bring to light the fullness of the role. Just as the female body naturally knows how to give birth, our bodies know how to naturally die. Therefore the role of the Death Doula is to support the process for the person dying and those in their presence. Death is a noble and honourable privilege to bare witness to, and this work is often an incredible journey for Death Doulas and those they will ultimately be able to serve.
Q: Why did Home Hospice Association create its own Death Doula Training Program?