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End-of-life doulas: Amy Bishop

Dying is a human experience, but it has increasingly become a medical one. End-of-Life Doulas can help guide people through this experience, both patients and carepartners. They can also take on many responsibilities that carepartners often do, including tasks that may be draining or uncomfortable.  

Amy Bishop, a Certified End-of-Life Doula and the Founder of Cross With Care chats with Paltown Cabinet Mayor Julie Clauer about end-of-life care.

Table of contents

0:00 – Introduction/Amy’s Story
9:30 – What is an End-of-Life Doula? What do they do?
25:00 – How do you find an End-of-Life Doula?
27:00 – What services do they provide?
27:50 – How does pricing work?
31:00 – Start of Q&A
31:00 How do hospice & End-of-Life Doula relate?
35:00 – Do you counsel caregivers on seeing signs of transition?
44:00 – Why is it called an End-of-Life Doula vs. Death Doula?
47:00 – Counseling different family members with different levels of acceptance of death
51:00 – What are some practical things that a loved one can do to put a dying person at ease?
57:00 – How different is what people say they want and what they really want?


If you want to learn more, check out the National End of Life Doula Alliance (NEDA): https://www.nedalliance.org or reach out to Amy at [email protected]