Jayne Dill

End of Life Doula, RN

Based in London, Ontario

About Me

Jayne Dill - Portrait Picture

Hello and a warm welcome to Now Before You Go

My name is Jayne Dill, I have served as a Registered Nurse for over 35 years and I am passionate about end of life care.

Receiving news about serious illness and end of life is an overwhelming and a heartbreaking experience for all involved. It can cause major chaos and confusion as to what options there are and which are right for you.

As a nurse educator, it is my goal to help you navigate through your advance care plan, provide education on your options including community resources, so you may live with the best quality of life before death. I would be honored to advocate for your wishes and serve you to live well until a peaceful death.

What is an End of Life Doula?

A Doula works with individuals and families providing emotional, social and practical support in the dying process. I provide care and companionship as an augmentation to palliative care. I help to navigate the end of life journey in a non- medical way, from diagnosis to post death, while recognizing death is a natural part of life.


Experience

  • *Registered Nurse, Conestoga College

    1984 - Present

    I have worked in a variety of settings including home nursing. Since 2002, I have and continue to work in cancer care with a focus on complex pain and symptom management, and palliative care.

  • *End of Life Doula Certification

    2019

    Beyond Yonder Virtual School of Deathcaring

  • *Thanatology Certification

    2016

    Conestoga College

  • *Learning Essentials Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) Certification

    2010

  • *Certificate in Hospice Palliative Care (CHPC)

    2009-Present

    Canadian Nurses Association

  • *Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education (CAPCE)

    2003

What do I offer?

Educational talks to community, groups or individuals covering the period from healthy living or newly diagnosed, all the way to the end of life. If you are interested in learning more on having me speak to your group. Contact me here.


  • Navigate completion of Power of Attorney (POA)
  • Discuss the need for a Substitute Decision Maker (SDM)
  • Empower you to learn how to talk to your families about your wishes
  • Identify your goals, values, priorities and beliefs
  • Explore body disposition for hospital, home, palliative care, long term care or hospice
  • Discuss guidelines for Medical Assistance in Death (MAiD) and who qualifies
  • Explore if and when to stop treatments and medications
  • Appropriate use of pain medications
  • Clarify the meaning of Do not Resuscitate (DNR)
  • Navigate funeral, legacy work desired

You will learn what end of life is, how we die, what the signs of death are in the final weeks, days and hours, who to call at the time of death, the paperwork required, obtaining the death certificate, registering the death, body care, funeral options, celebration of life, photography and revealing legacy work.

I am able to connect you with the appropriate and wide ranging community resources that would best suit your needs.

FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions about an end of life doula, if you have a question that is not answered, feel free to message me below.


What is an End of Life Doula?

A Doula works with individuals and families providing emotional, social and practical support in the dying process. I provide care and companionship as an augmentation to palliative care. I help to navigate the end of life journey in a non- medical way, from diagnosis to post death, while recognizing death is a natural part of life.

What locations do you serve?

I am located in London Ontario and available to work with families in the greater London region. Please contact me to discuss your location and needs.

What is the cost of your service?

I am happy to discuss my fees on contact, and work within the End of Life Doula fee range.

What do End of Life Doula services include?

  • An initial consultation to discuss your wishes and the range of services you request.
  • Collaborating with you to compose your end of life plan.
  • Supporting your decisions and guiding your designates in fulfilling your plan.
  • Facilitating grief and loss supports.

Want to get in touch?

I can be reached at nowbeforeyougo@gmail.com. We can then further discuss your wishes by phone or in person.

You can follow me on facebook at Now Before You Go.

Disclaimer: I do not provide medical or legal advice.