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The Role of a Death Doula @ The Big Conversation

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The Ann Robertson Centre,

55 London Road

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Meet the End of Life Doulas

Working to change the face of death and dying in our Communities: How and where we would want it to be.

Dying and Death is everyone's business, it is after all, among the people we know and love. Death doulas support people with an end of life diagnosis and those close to them to help them become more comfortable with death and dying. Come and meet us, hear about what we do, ask us anything and share your hopes and fears for your own death.

As End of Life Doulas, we work in the person’s home as well in Hospices, Hospitals and Care Homes. We are there for the frail, elderly and those living with dementia too. Our non-medical role is to preserve the quality of wellbeing, sense of identity and self-worth from the moment we are called upon. The person and those they love are at the very centre of all we do.

We are there at any stage; from a person receiving the news that they have a life-limiting illness through to the final months and weeks, and beyond into bereavement support & funeral planning.

Another important aspect of our role is to be available to people at any stage in their lives to share our knowledge and provide guidance on death and dying. Our aim is to bring dying 'home' in our communities as we believe it is everyone's business and not just the sole preserve of experts and professionals. We work in communities in so many other ways – providing information and guidance to demystify Living Wills, Advance Decisions (known as Advance Directives in Scotland), funeral arrangements, bereavement and grief support, navigating through the labyrinth of health, social care and government agencies and so on.

This talk will be part of 'The Big Conversation' - a day-long arts festival put on by Pilgrims Hospices including creative workshops, talks and stalls all designed to provoke conversations and provide information on death, dying and bereavement.

For more information about the rest of the day or to book onto another workshop or activity at the festival please visit our website for a comprehensive guide of what's on.

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