What is an End-of-Life-Specialist?
To be honest, it’s a title I gave myself. I specialize in advance care planning, patient literacy and advocacy, non-medical support of the dying, home funerals, and green burials. End-of-Life Specialist seemed the best way to sum that up. But, it is so much more than just a title- it is truly my calling in life.
As death and dying begin to transition out of the medical realm we are seeing many changes in the way our culture treats people at the end of life, including caring for dying loved ones at home and caring for the bodies of our loved ones ourselves after they have died. Along with these changes come an increased willingness to think about, talk about, and even plan the way we would like to die when the time comes. People gather in Death Cafes, have Death over Dinner, and…
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