DEATH DOULAS PROVIDE SO MUCH AT END OF LIFE



Death doulas provide support, comfort and a new option for the dying & their families

Danae King, The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio – When Jason Bradley-Krauss has a hard day, he pulls out a love letter his late husband, Chris Bradley, wrote for him before his death. Bradley-Krauss treasures the letter and knows that it wouldn’t be possible without a local end-of-life doula. “There’s just so much comfort in that gift,” said Bradley-Krauss, 51. Bradley, a well-known weatherman in Columbus, Ohio, died in December 2018 after an 18-month battle with leukemia. Death doulas, as they are also known, help someone at the end of their life with dying, just like birth doulas help at the beginning of life with the birthing process. “We journey with the person who’s dying and their family to help them navigate through the whole end-of-life process,” said Janie Rakow, president of INELDA.

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