Encouraging conversation, empowering decisions, while providing holistic support and navigation for an enlightened departure.
Sarina Selig, RN, EOLD
First and foremost, THANK YOU for being here!
I became deeply passionate about providing care for others at end-of life through my experience as a Registered Nurse working in long-term care. As much as I loved the work that I was doing, I experienced moral distress in feeling that individuals deserved more time, support, and more holistic care at end of life.
I completed my End-of-Life Doula training through Douglas College in February 2020 and shifted my focus from nursing to doula work in spring of 2021. I am humbled to be of service to provide holistic support, comfort, empowerment and education surrounding death and dying to individuals as well as my community.
I believe that adequate preparation regardless of the presence of illness, can allow for more peaceful experiences in both life and death. I strive to destigmatize discussions of death and dying as these conversations are especially important in allowing individuals to discover what a good death might look like for you, and it will look different for everyone. I openly embrace this diversity with a warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental approach.
It is truly an honor to be able to hold and share space with others to discuss their values, beliefs, wishes, and to be a support for an enlightened dying experience. I am ready with an open heart to be of service and to walk beside you and your loved ones with tenderness and care during this journey.
What is an End-of-Life Doula?
An End-of-Life Doula is a non-medical support person who provides nonjudgmental, personalized, and holistic support to individuals and their loved ones on the journey in preparation for, during and after end of life. End-of-Life Doulas provide emotional, psychosocial, physical, spiritual and practical support, in addition to providing education and resources to empower individuals to make informed decisions about their wishes and end of life care.
End-of-Life Doulas do not instill their own beliefs upon others, nor do they make decisions for others.