Death doulas can fill the gaps in end of life care

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Abstract

With continual advances in modern medicine, we’re enjoying longer lives. As the population ages, and particularly as many people are living longer with cancers and chronic diseases, end-of-life care is adapting and changing.

People who are approaching the end of their lives will usually spend some or most of their time at home, requiring care and support to do so. Family members might not always be available to provide this care. When they are, the process can be rewarding, but it can also be challenging and complex, often leading to a severe emotional burden for the carer.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Death doulas
  • systematic review
  • hospice

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