Sitting Vigil is holding compassionate presence in the
final hours. Many of us find that there are times in our lives
when we don’t want to be alone and dying may be one of those times.
Sitting Vigil is a period of time, usually 24-48 hours before death
when those around the dying remain awake.
Our End of Life Care Doulas stay present at the bedside with the
dying so that they are not alone in the last hours of life.
Sitting Vigil gives time to family and loved ones to get some sleep,
enjoy a meal, take a bath, go for a walk or just relax quietly with a cuppa.
Sitting Vigil can provide comfort to those who don’t have
loved ones by their side. Our End of Life Care Doulas create
a safe and peaceful place for the dying, offering comfort and
Compassionate presence can be experienced as a profound kind of
being with the dying. It can nurture a mutual sense of understanding
and may be a means to console and ease the dying process
with sensitivity and courage.
Being with the dying is an integral part of being an End of Life Care Doula.
Our End of Life Care Doulas give comfort and support by holding
ensuring true continuity of care.