Nycole makes it clear that the role of a Death Doula is no substitute for palliative care. A doula cannot administer medication or other medical treatment or give medical advice. Invariably, they work very closely with palliative care professionals and provide the back up of companionship and a range of practical non-medical supports to the terminally ill.
It is all summed up by one of Nycole’s favourite quotes, that of the American surgeon and end-of-life writer, Dr Atul Gawande:
"Our ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death but a good life to the very end."
When to comes to finding care solutions and support during the final stages of life, please feel free to contact me, Danielle Robertson at DR Care Solutions, for an initial discussion on how to set up the right care, support and assistance for your loved one, at the right time and in the right place.