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Dying is scary, death doulas make it easier 

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Noon Edition airs on Fridays at noon on WFIU.

Dying is an inevitable process in everyone’s lives. And for those who suffer from terminal diseases, the question of dying becomes more immediate, more consuming.

The idea of a doula is relatively well known for the beginning of life. A doula helps the prospective mother with everything she needs to prepare to have a baby.   

A newer concept features end-of-life or death doulas. These people set out to help those close to death make dying easier. Whether it be physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual care, death doulas accompany people on the final months, weeks and days of their life journey.  

READ MORE: Death doulas guide the terminally ill through process of 'dying well'

We will talk about end-of-life doulas and what they do with our guests on Friday.   

You can follow us on Twitter at @NoonEdition or join us on the air by calling 812-855-0811 or toll-free at 1-877-285-9348. You can also send questions for the show at


Alvin Harmon II – Secretary and Board member for the National End-Of-Life Doula Alliance Board of Directors (NEDA)

Angela Hershey - Trained end of life doula, deathcare educator, and Palliative based massage therapist in Indianapolis, member of NEDA, & founder of New Dawn Comfort Care

Emily Schwindler - Director of Administration for ARN Funeral and Cremation Services

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