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...

Registration for ‘Death Doulas’ event to wrap up on Wednesday; 4 seats left

Allison Little, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2019

The signup for the Academy of Lifelong Learning event “Death Doulas: End of Life Role” will end Wednesday. There are currently four seats left, and those interested in attending should contact the Academy of Lifelong Learning at 581-5114 to register for a seat. The event will focus on the role of...

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.
Death Doulas