The Friend Doula

My good friend died recently. During her illness, I realized early on that I would have to try really hard not to try to be her doula because I was her friend first. Looking back, I did a lot of …

The Future of End-of-Life Care

In 2014, the National Institutes of Health published the landmark report Dying in America in which they made several recommendations regarding end-of-life care, namely, that we need:

  • Comprehensive person-centered, family-oriented end-of-life care;
  • More education and better standards for doing Advance