Death Doula


Dignity Transition Facilitators, also known as death doulas, are caregivers focussed on supporting the dying as well as their families as they navigate the final stages of life. They provide emotional, spiritual, and physical support to help them work through the anxiety, fear and regrets, and help to support inner strength, peace and resolve.

Dignity Transition Facilitators also provide support with regards to the physical challenges related to death, assist the afflicted to pass with dignity and help them consider the legacy they leave behind.


To empower someone who is not a healthcare professional to provide non-medical, non-judgemental, holistic support for a terminally ill person and their loved ones.

Target group

Any person who is not a healthcare professional who wishes to provide a dying individual and their family with assistance, support and other valuable resources.


  • Study guide with specified learning activities/objectives
  • Videos
  • Self-introspection activities
  • Formative self-assessments
  • Case studies
  • Group work e.g., communication module

Course duration

The course consists of 12 modules of varying length and depth.

The duration will depend on the time available to an individual to complete the course.

If broken down simply, the course could be completed in as little as 2 weeks or as long as 3 months:

For example:

  • One module per week thus roughly 12 weeks or maximum duration of 3 months
  • One day per module thus 12 days or roughly 2 weeks

The course is designed to accommodate people from all walks of life, even if they are working full time. The pace is set by the student, enabling them to manage their time, work and life balance effectively while learning a new skill.