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Finding Peace at the End of Life
A Death Doula’s Guide for Families and Caregivers
Henry Fersko-Weiss, LCSW
ISBN: 9781590035023
Book (Paperback)
Red Wheel Weiser, Red Wheel
$16.95
6 x 9
256 pages
August 1, 2020


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From a longtime end-of-life “midwife,” a practical guide to navigating the transition from life to death.

Fersko-Weiss recounts beautiful stories that show that dying doesn't need to be as bleak and soul-wrenching as we think. It can be meaningful and even life-affirming.

The doula approach to death offers opportunities to explore the meaning of life and to convey that meaning through legacy work. Based on the model of care provided by birth doulas, it emphasizes thoughtful planning for how the last days of life should look, sound, and feel, and calls for around-the-clock vigil care, which provides emotional and spiritual support for both the dying person and their loved ones.



“Henry Fersko-Weiss’s helpful book reflects over two decades of experience facilitating meaningful and instructive transitions of the dying, offering the potential for tremendous growth and maturation through the experience. An indispensable gift for family members and for those interested in facilitating such experiences.”

--Eben Alexander, MD, and author of Living in a Mindful Universe, Proof of Heaven, and The Map of Heaven

Henry Fersko-Weiss, LCSW, is executive director of the International End-of-Life Doula Association. In 2003, Henry created the very first End-of-Life Doula Program in the US at a hospice in New York City and has built many other programs based on his model. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and elsewhere. He is on the faculty of the Open Center’s Art of Dying Institute.
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