Connecting people with resources and services is integral to the role of an end-of-life doula. You are not alone.
Here I offer you a small sample of what I have found to be useful to both my personal and professional walk with death.
The Death Cafe
A social online space where you can find listings Death Cafes all over the world. Connect in a safe space with other mortals who are exploring their relationship with death.
Caring Info: End of Life Planning for Patients and Caregivers
This program from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization provides free resources to help people make decisions about end-of-life care and services before a crisis.
The first living will services (also called an advance directive) that talks about your personal, emotional, and spiritual needs as well as your medical wishes.
Green Burial Council
Learn more about green burial and how to find certified cemetery stewards, funeral professionals, and funerary product sellers who share the commitment to create more sustainable after-death options for you, your community, and the planet.
A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death, by BJ Miller, MD and Shoshana Berger
The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully, by Frank Ostaseski
Walking Each Other Home: Conversations on Living and Dying, by Ram Dass & Mirabai Bush
No Death No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life, by Thich Nhat Hanh
BK Books by Barbara Karnes, RN. Includes end-of-life education materials for families and professionals
Clear Mourning: Shifting the culture of grief.
Refuge in Grief with Megan Devine
Emotionally Intelligent Grief Support (aka Grief Support that doesn't suck)
Grief.com: Help For Grief Because LOVE Never Dies
Grief resources and online grief groups, workshops and resources with David Kessler, co-author with Elizabeth Kubler-Ross of On Grief and Grieving.
Center for Loss & Life Transition
Dedicated to helping people who are grieving and those who care for them.
FIND A DOULA
I am currently offering virtual end-of life doula services. If you need to find a death doula from or near your community, try these Doula community websites.
National End of Life Doula Alliance
Find out more about the emerging practice of Death Doulas and find a Doula near you via their directory
Doula Directory - INELDA
International End of Life Doula Association - Doula Directory
Peaceful Presence End-of-Life Doulas
An amazing team of full-service Doulas and my mentors.