“As a death doula, I often say that sitting at the bedside of the dying is one of the greatest privileges of my life. Their final wishes, tears, joys, and wisdom have given me the tools for living a meaningful life. In fact, the dying have been my greatest teachers.”
Diane R. Button is a founding partner of the Bay Area End-of-Life Doula Alliance in Northern California, and an instructor for the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate Program. She writes about the lessons she’s learned from the dying for Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper
The When You Die team is committed to bringing death back into our everyday conversations as an integral part of our human journey.