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A Look At The Growing Profession Of Death Doulas In The Mountain West


A global pandemic has a way of bringing our mortality into focus. How do we want our lives to go at the end of them? There’s an emerging profession that may help you and your family answer that question: death doulas.

Idaho Matters spoke with the Mountain West News Bureau’s Madelyn Beck about her reporting on this topic.



Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!