"The most rewarding part of her work is empowering the dying, or allowing their families last wishes to be granted."

- Caro Dent End of Life Doula talks with Karen McVeigh, Guardian, 2016 -

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/feb/03/death-doulas-women-who-stay-by-your-side-to-the-end


"While for many this would be a particularly difficult – and at times unpleasant job – Lizzie is adamant she loves it. Death can be thought of in such a scientific, medical and practical way whereas a doula is there to provide a break from that. They dedicate their time to that other person, some of whom have no close family or partners left, and work to make it meaningful. Then, when they are gone they are there to offer emotional and practical support to grieving family members."

- Lizzie Neville, Chair of End of Life Doula UK, discussing the role with Olivia Blair, Independent, 2017 -

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/end-of-life-doula-prepare-help-someone-death-prepare-hospice-hospital-palliative-a7678621.html


"I've learnt that life is very fragile and if you are going to do something, get on and do it!"

- Lizzie Neville,  End of Life Doula UK, speaks to BBC Hampshire & Isle of Wright about working as a doula with the Rylance family, BBC News, 2018 -

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-hampshire-45119913/meet-the-end-of-life-doulas-guiding-people-to-their-death?SThisFB


"Death isn't something that should be feared the way that it is. Death is something you can roll out the welcome mat and accept and appreciate."

- Toby Lee - Manning End of Life Doula in training talks to BBC Three about why he became a Doula and how his relationship with his brother lead him to start the journey BBC 3, 2018 -

https://www.facebook.com/bbcthree/videos/326230861454889/


"We have the extra privilege of having formed relationships with our families sustained over weeks and months. And certainly many nurses I've talked to are very keen for us to be involved because they have to walk away from a home after a visit knowing that that family is going to be by itself for much of the time."

- Hermione Elliott, Founder of Living Well Dying Well on the Joan Bakewell BBC Radio 4 series We Need to Talk About Death, BBC Radio 4, 2016 -

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b084ys5v


"For me death is natural and normal and, if well handled, can be the fulfilment of a life."

- Hermione Elliott, Founder of Living Well Dying Well  'Death Doula's Compliment Nursing Care at the End of Life, Nursing Times, 2014 -

https://www.nursingtimes.net/hermione-elliott-death-doulas-complement-nursing-care-at-the-end-of-life/5073875.article

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