• A green background with three spirals in the middle.

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

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

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  • A green background with three spirals in the middle.

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

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

Media & Public Events

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Increasing public awareness about end-of-life doulas, via education and advocacy, is an important component of Virginia’s work. She has been featured in the media, including the news, articles, radio, and podcasts. She also informs through presentations, workshops, and guided meditations.

End-of-life doula empowers clients to face their death

Crain’s New York Business
February 5, 2024

“Death Is Just One Day”: How End-of-life Doulas
Are Changing the Conversation Around How We Die

Independent Lens – PBS
February 2, 2024

A Good Death Community Screening

International Doula Life Movement
3rd Annual Birthday Bash
January 10, 2024

A poster with three women and the words " movie premiere of a good death ".

End of Life Planning Workshop

Park Slope Center for Successful Aging
presented by Heights & Hills and Park Slope Parents
November 30, 2023

End of Life and The Role of the Doula

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA), Long Island Chapter
November 2, 2023

Learning About End-of-Life Care

Emory School of Medicine, Family Medicine Interest Group
November 10, 2021
November 9, 2022
October 24, 2023

Death, Dying, Grief & Loss

Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College, CUNY
Panel Discussion
October 18, 2023

Embracing Life’s Final Chapter

WBAI – 99.5 FM live talk radio show City Watch
October 15, 2023

How Do You Doula?

National End-of-Life Doula Alliance, Panel Discussion
September 7, 2023

‘It’s your life, it’s your death': NYC’s end-of-life doulas
are trying to make dying a little better

April 1, 2023

Meditation & Mortality

Souk Studio, NYC
October 2022 and April 2023

End of Life and The Role of the Doula

Palliative Care Committee, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
January 25, 2023

Mortality Awareness

Connection(s) with Tavia and The McClish
A Christmas Broadcast
December 25, 2022

End of Life and The Role of the Doula

Social Work, Care Coordination Department
New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
October 27, 2022

Approaching Death Differently | Wisdom from A Death Doula

AgeLess Episode 9 | Sharecare
October 2022

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

The Violet Hour

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

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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