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    Virginia Chang, Ph.D.
    Certified End -of -Life Doula

    How do you want to live until the very last moment?

  • Swirl Logo tan

    Virginia Chang, Ph.D.
    Certified End -of -Life Doula

    How do you want to live until the very last moment?

Till The Last : Your Caring End -of -Life Doula

till the last, (idiom) --to the very last possible moment, until something ends or concludes, especially until death

A woman with short hair: Virginia Chang, Ph.D.

How do you want to live until the very last moment?

For those of you who are thinking about or approaching death, remember that you are living till the last moment of life. At Till The Last, we think about how to live well to that very last moment, until death. We are here to support you and your family and loved ones to approach end of life in a positive, meaningful, and affirming way.

Dr. Virginia Chang, founder of Till The Last, is an end-of-life doula serving those who want to prepare for death or are dying from a terminal illness. As an end-of-life doula, she accompanies those in need with a holistic and compassionate approach to death. She provides comfort and care to the dying person and their loved ones, which may include emotional, physical, and informational support. This can range from practical advice on Advance Care Directives to coordination with the professional healthcare team on ongoing care to an exploration of what death means to you and how you want to be remembered.

Those facing death might find themselves all alone or surrounded by loved ones.  A doula can work with family and friends to help fill gaps in care and to tackle tasks that are difficult to face or do.  A doula is there as a companion, to complement and supplement the support network in place or to help establish a needed support system.  No one who wants presence during a stressful, difficult, and emotional time should go without.

As your end-of-life doula, Virginia will guide you through the end-of-life process to empower you to make the most of your time and to live life to the fullest.

It is an honor to serve you and your loved ones till the last.

End -of -Life Doulas: The Role

Learn How Virginia Companions Her Patients Through Death


Written and produced by Maren Higbee

as featured in the story  “A doula coached her through her sister's death”

Media and Articles about Virginia’s Work

Meditation & Mortality

Souk Studio, NYC
October 2022 and April 2023

Finding Meaning in Life and Peace in Death:  A Special Series

A 4-session workshop series for the
Mt. Sinai Woman to Woman Cancer Support Program
August 2022

Guided Meditations:  45:15 – A Community Writing Event

The Center for Fiction
March 2020 to August 2022

Getting Comfortable with Death

Mt. Sinai Woman to Woman Cancer Support Program
May 12, 2022

Dear Death, Finding Meaning in Life, Peace in Death, and Joy in an Ordinary Day

INELDA Notes for the Journey Newsletter, Media of the Month
February 2022

End-of-Life Issues with Older Adults and Family

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, College of Health and Human Services
School of Social Work, Guest Lecturer
February 10, 2022

End-of-Life Books to Help People of All Ages Process Death

The University of Vermont Out•Reach blog
December 25, 2021

That One Step, A Group Conversation

Reimagine Grief, Growth and Action Fall Festival
November 18, 2021

Learning About End-of-Life Care

Emory School of Medicine, Family Medicine Interest Group
November 10, 2021

The Violet Hour

A late-night talk show with a twist
October 31, 2021

The Muppets play

Cast of The Violet Hour with guest stars from Saturday Night Live’s Melissa Villaseñor and Alex Moffat, and Dr. Virginia Chang

Post-production by QIP

An Expert gives tips on ways to cope with death as
Erie county residents deal with Covid-19 Deaths

Erie News Now
August 30, 2021

Embracing Life, Preparing for Death

Erie County Public Library Workshop
National Grief Awareness Day
August 30, 2021

Death Doulas Adapt to Pandemic to Provide End-of-Life Support

July 9, 2021

Like Their Childbirth Counterparts, End-Of-Life Doulas Offer Spiritual Support For One Of Life’s Major Events

LA NPR affiliate KPCC's live daily public affairs show AirTalk
Virginia discusses cultural issues at end of life, begin at 1:34:23
July 7, 2021

Doula Profile: Virginia Chang, Ph.D.

INELDA Notes for the Journey Newsletter
May 16, 2021

Menschen müssen nicht allein sterben, ohne Respekt (People don't have to die alone, without Respect)

Die Welt
April 12, 2021

Death, Decay, Destruction : Dark Tourism and Sites of Memory

NYU Program in Museum Studies, Guest Lecturer
April 1, 2021

End-of-life doulas help people die comfortably.
In a pandemic, they're more important than ever

CNN News
March 9, 2021

Dreams And Doulas : Positive Influences As Death Approaches

March 3, 2021

Affirming Life at the End of Life

Slice of MIT
An MIT Alumni Association Publication
March 1, 2021

Getting Comfortable with Death

NYU Langone Medical Center
Community Healthcare Workers Resource and Research Center
Online Community Learning Presentation
April 27, 2020

Learning the Complexities of End-of-Life in UVM's Death Doula Program :
In Her Grief, Virginia Chang Set Out to Support Others as an End-of-Life Doula

The University of Vermont Out•Reach blog
February 28, 2020

Graduate Spotlight : Virginia Chang

The University of Vermont's End of Life Care Newsletter
January 2020

VNSNY Hospice Offers Self-Care Tips
for Healthcare Providers

Frontline VNSNY News Briefs
January 22, 2020

Featured Volunteer, National Volunteer Week

Visiting Nurse Service of New York
April 10, 2019

Hospice Volunteer Kindness Takes Center Stage for National Volunteers Month

The Bronx Voice
An Independent Community Newspaper
April 9, 2019

PREPARE for Your Care :
Learn How to Have Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Reimagine End of Life NYC
Advance Care Planning Workshops
October 27 – November 03, 2018