Navigating loss and death with Kaua‘i ‘death doulas’

  • Contributed

    Judie Hoeppner is a death doula on Kaua‘i.

  • Contributed

    Rose Hayes is a death doula on the North Shore.

  • Contribued

    Barbara Essman is a Kaua‘i death doula.

LIHU‘E — Rose Hayes begins a typical morning as a death doula by helping one client color-code their closet, coaching another through physical therapy, then sitting forehead to forehead with another, talking and singing duets.