What is an end-of-life Doula?


End-of-life doulas support and provide a sense of calm for the dying and those around them. They help open the conversation about the, often taboo, topics of loss and death

An end-of-life doula is a nonmedical professional trained to care for a terminally ill person’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs during the death process. The role is also referred to as an “end-of-life coach,” “soul midwife,” “death midwife,” or “transition guide.”

Opening the conversation around passing with the person that is terminally ill can relieve anxieties for those passing and their loved ones. It can also ensure that final wishes regarding treatment at the end of life are honoured.


We do not vet our doulas – this is a simple directory to make it easier for you to find the right doula for your needs based on location and skills. We do not take responsibility for any doula listed on this site.  Please do your due diligence when contacting Doulas and ask for credentials and qualifications during your interview. We trust your ability to make decisions for yourself.