Covid has changed everything, especially death.
As of this date, the US has recorded 947,000 deaths.
For each of these deaths, they say 9 other people are affected.
This means over 8,523,000 lives have been directly affected by a Covid death.
This is an unbelievable number. Please take time to take this in......over 8 million people have been directly affected by a Covid death, just here in the United States.
We have all read/heard about how Covid changed death experiences, highlighting how hundreds of thousands most likely died in isolation, away from home, family and loved ones.
These are tragic numbers, but it's also very important to be aware that the way people die, for the past several decades, have also been isolated experiences, even before the pandemic.
"Death and dying have moved from a family and community setting to primarily the domain of health systems. Futile or potentially inappropriate treatment can continue into the last hours of life. The roles of families and communities have receded as death have become unfamiliar and skills, traditions and knowledge are lost"...
As disturbing as these facts are, it's important to know that there has been a death-positive movement that has been taking place for over the last 10 years.
Death Doulas are part of this movement, and our goal is to work with the individuals and families to create the most heart-centered, patient driven End-of-Life (EOL) experiences as possible.
Please learn more about how you and your loved ones can experiences a more heart-centered approach to EOL.