Death Doula

Death doula’s provide non medical care and support for the person and their family before, during and after their death. That might entail everything from where they envision themselves resting to what music or poems they want recited. The doulas spend several hours a day talking to their patients about how they feel about all the oncoming changes, both emotionally and physically. Throughout the dying process, they check in with family members to alleviate their stress. Once the patient has died, they guide the surviving members through the grief process, educating them on the emotional stages to expect and how to practice self-soothing.

Death doula reception

Including a Death doula space in my building not only empowers the dying to take control of their last moments but it also allows the deceased’s family the time and energy to properly grieve without doubting whether they have honoured your memory at your deathbed or funeral. This has the possibility to rewrite how we die and experience death.This area has an indoor garden and kitchen area where users of this space can spend time independently.

Death Doula Indoor Garden and Kitchen Area

Including a Death doula space in my building not only empowers the dying to take control of their last moments but it also allows the deceased’s family the time and energy to properly grieve without doubting whether they have honoured your memory at your deathbed or funeral. This has the possibility to rewrite how we die and experience death.This area has an indoor garden and kitchen area where users of this space can spend time independently.
In order to adapt to the fluctuating amount of users in this space, I designed a curtain railing system that can accommodate four smaller tables in individual curtain pods or one large group in a singular pod. The stripes of sheer fabric allow for the curtains to create interesting patterns when crossing over.

Death Doula curtain pods

In order to adapt to the fluctuating amount of users in this space, I designed a curtain railing system that can accommodate four smaller tables in individual curtain pods or one large group in a singular pod. The stripes of sheer fabric allow for the curtains to create interesting patterns when crossing over.

Curtain railing system

The bulk of the Doula service is conducted inside a curtain railing system which can accommodate four smaller tables in individual curtain pods, or one large group in a singular pod, making the space accessible to 1-1 meeting as well as meetings with large families.