Most people run away from the topics of death and dying but Registered Nurse and family caregiver Barbara Karnes runs toward it. She's a quoted expert in many national media publications and has been awarded the NHPCO Innovator award for her decades as an end-of-life educator. She is a pioneer in the hospice industry and the author of what is referred to as "the little blue hospice book." In this episode, we talk about all things related to hospice and end of life. We dispel the popular myths, define the terms, and find out why Barbara continues to make this her life's work.