A "doula" is a non-medical person that assists and provides support. A doula is not a medical provider.
Have you ever heard of a Birth Doula? A Birth Doula is a trained professional that helps to guide mother and to help bring the newborn into the world..
Have you heard of a Death Doula? Well, the concept is similar to Birth Doula, but a Death Doula (AKA Death Midwife) is a professional that compassionately helps to assist another human being, transition out of life.
Both kinds of doula offer comfort, compassion, guidance and a calming presence. In fact "doula" means "woman who serves" in Greek.
Below is an article that briefly describes the rising roles of Death Doulas. If you have more questions, or want to know more, please contact me.