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Exploring life with a death doula

You've probably heard about birth doulas, people who assist women in delivering babies. Turns out, there are doulas for the other end of life... Sarah Doré is a tea shop owner training to be adeath doula. She says that as strange as it sounds, it’s an exciting time for death and that our culture does not prepare us for the mountain of need that arises when it's time for us, or someone we love, to die.

In the latest edition of My Better Half, Sara talks to JPR's Vanessa Finney about why she chose this work and her hopes for a better understanding of death and dying.

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Vanessa Finney hosts <i>All Things Considered</i> on JPR and produces two segments for The Jefferson Exchange: <i>My Better Half</i> and <i>The Creative Way</i>.
The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily news program focused on issues, people and events across Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the program's senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.