The Daily Eastern News

Presentation explains role, purpose of death doulas

Sheila Greuel (right), a geriatric services manager, listens as Michelle Matteson, a hospice manager and death doula worker, as she discusses what death doulas do and her own experiences as a death doula during “Death Doulas: End of Life Role” at Blair Hall Thursday morning. Matteson said death doulas help fill in for hospice workers since hospice may not have time for too many questions. Death doulas also help support the family and patient emotionally.

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

When Michelle Matteson first began researching death doulas, or end-of-life doulas, it was because her mother shared her own experience of being a child aware of and present around the death of a neighbor. Matteson’s mother had brought up the incident of her being a child, shunted off to a neighbor...

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