Certified End-of-life Doula
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What is a doula?
Who can benefit?
Why choose a doula?
When to seek?
The aide from a Certified Doula is not only for the dying person, but also for the caretakers, family, and friends. Everyone will and has experienced grief. Why go through it alone?
End-of-life doulas provide non-medical, holistic support and comfort to the dying person and their family, which may include education and guidance as well as emotional, spiritual or practical care.
(Provided by NEDA)
At any point in life is the aide of a doula beneficial. My service is focused on end-of-life care, however, an end-of-life plan can be prepared at any point in life.
The pain of a dying person ends after they have died, but for those around them the pain can go on. As studied by Kubler-Ross the stages of grief vary and with the support and comfort of a doula this process can be not only a healing process, but also a growing period.
Roles provided by an End-of-Life Doula
A LITTLE ABOUT ME
Hello, my name is Wava Lichtle. I grew up in North Eastern Indiana, and I am a mother of five and a grandmother of six. I have been a registered nurse for almost 20 years. I graduated from Purdue University Fort Wayne. In those many years I have had a wide range of medical experiences including the Emergency room, Med surge, Nursing Home, Hospice, and now End-of-life Doula. I began my End-of-life doula journey in the winter of 2017. I received my End-of-life Doula certification in the fall of 2018. Advance Care Options LLC was created out of the idea to better our quality of life as we reach the end of our physical time here through end of life planning and physical, spiritual, and mental guidance. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or needed services.
You do not have to face the end of life alone.
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