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Death midwives help families cope with end-of-life care

A death midwife (or death doula as they're sometimes called) can help create death plans, some provide spiritual care, psychological and social support, and sometimes even physical care. They can help plan home vigils and home funerals, and offer guidance with respect to what your rights and responsibilities are in caring for someone who's died. They may be paid but are often unpaid for their work. See this story about Death Midwives in Canada.

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