There’s a level of discomfort that most people feel when the subject is raised. It’s almost like if we don’t talk about it, it won’t happen.
Pretending that it won’t happen to us and the people we love is of course being in denial but nonetheless, the subject is mostly avoided. The topic is changed, people all of a sudden need to go somewhere, you see their body language saying, “NO, I don’t want to even think about this, let alone talk about it.” I reckon you know what we mean!
So if you’re one of those people who does want to have your wishes known, then the support of an end of life doula could be just what you need. That’s what end of doulas can help you with, to assist you to get what’s in your head and your heart talked about and written down. To ask you some deep questions that will generate some very personal answers, things that you may have never even considered, and connect you with an end of life doula for support and guidance, if you or someone you love has a life-limiting illness or you’d just like to be prepared well ahead of time.