Something to Think About: a blog on end of life

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DYING SCARED article by End of Life Expert, Barbara Karnes, RN

Dying Scared

I get a lot of letters like the one I’ve edited below. We, as a culture, are so unprepared for witnessing a death. We have no accurate role models. We...

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NHPCO Hospice Innovator, Barbara Karnes, RN writes about caring for a patient with ALS as they approach end of life

Caring for a Dying Son

Our children are not supposed to die before we do. I cannot think of any grief more intense than watching our child deteriorate before our eyes. We grieve their dying...

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Setting Up A Hospice Program by Barbara Karnes, RN

Setting Up a Hospice Program

...You really don't need a doctor or nurse at the bedside when someone is dying. You need someone who understands the natural way people die and can educate and guide...

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