Evening Star End-of-Life Doulas provide a wealth of knowledge about end of life topics.

Additional Support and Education

Ideas to explore and the sites connected to them!

The End of Life Care Collaborative. Evening Star EOL Doula Services is part of this group of folks interested in normalizing conversations around death. They have joined together to foster education around end of life choices. Offering multiple approaches and skillsets, they cover end of life planning, family support, holistic treatment, home funerals, life-cycle celebrancy and grief counseling.


Death DIY is a 5 minute documentary produced by University of Oregon film students. It portrays a home funeral. This film features Nancy Ward, member of the End of Life Care Collaborative.


Stephen Jenkinson-The founder of Orphan Wisdom. Author of the book Die Wise.


Link to Griefwalker, a film exploring our relationship with death in North America. An introduction to Stephen Jenkinson.


End of Life Choices Oregon-Providers of Medical Aid in Dying support.


Radio interviews with members of the End of Life Care Collaborative on KOHI. The second episode features three of Evening Star's EOL doulas.


Dying Wish-A sensitive and honest documentary showing a dying physician choosing to use VSED-Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking. Small rental fee to watch.


Follow this link to the site of INELDA, the International End of Life Doula Association. This non-profit is training and certifying EOL Doulas around the globe. #Changingthefaceofdying


Podcast episode from Megan and Johanna at Throw Some Light On It. We talk about the when and why of choosing an End-of-Life Doula.


This 3 minute video "POLST: When is the Right Time?" provides an overview of when to implement an advanced directive and when to activate a POLST in Oregon.


So, when should I call an EOL Doula?

"One way that Dr. Emanuel suggests we improve end of life care is by starting sooner. “We need to be willing to acknowledge 6 or 12 months beforehand that a patient is not doing well and that death is going to happen,” he says. This is where doulas can contribute to improving care, because we can work with a patient and family very productively many months to a year before death is likely. When a dying person and family can work on questions of meaning and legacy, the resulting sense of purpose can lessen some of the symptoms that drive dying people to the hospital and acute care units." -Henry Fersko-Weiss of INELDA




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