Calm Cornwall is growing, expanding and building a strong reputation for a new initiative called, No One Dies Alone Cornwall (NODAC). This aspect of Calm Cornwall offers a ‘sitting service’ for people who are dying to empower people to take back control of their death plans by employing a companion, doula and an advocate to help facilitate their needs and wants towards the end of life.
This takes the form of spiritual and holistic companionship for the dying (Soul midwife).
Anna is currently working on gathering a team of fully trained ‘soul midwives’ throughout Cornwall to work with people who are terminally ill or at the end of life.
If you are interested in getting involved, please sign up here.
The approach was first developed by Sandra Clark, a nurse at the Peaceheart centre in Eugene, Oregon, where in 2001 she found herself through pressures on the ward to be unable to fulfill her promise to return to a dying man who had asked her to stay with him.
Consequently she envisioned a program where ‘friends’ would sit at the bedside of dying patients to provide comfort and compassionate care – No-one Dies Alone.