Death doulas want to be your guides to dying well

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Ninety-nine-year-old Melinda Hearst (left) cuddles with her granddaughter Melinda Alexander and daughter Lian Mann. Mann has hired a death doula to help her mother prepare for the end. Photo courtesy of Lian Mann.

Dying is a complicated process. Death doulas want to make it better. That can mean helping with your will, spiritual issues, or just a great going-away party.

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